Russia on Tuesday hit another all-time high daily COVID-19 deaths with the virus claiming 973 lives over the past day, pushing the overall count to 218,345, according to Russian authorities.
With 28,190 new infections registered since Monday, the country's active cases hit 720,334, the emergency task force pointed out in a daily report.
To date, over 7.83 million people have been exposed to the virus, it added.
Recoveries increased by 20,706 over the last 24 hours to reach 6.89 million, the report read.
Russia registers another record in daily COVID-19 deaths https://t.co/NEfXepvXJo— Star World (@Star_Foreign) October 12, 2021
The experts connect the growing number of coronavirus deaths with the low level of vaccination -- only 42.2 million people, or 29.11% got immunized against the virus in Russia, which is less than half of the value required to achieve a collective immunity.
Another factor, affecting the mortality rate, is the beginning of the cold season, which brings flu-like illnesses fraught with complications and increasing the probability of the fatal outcome.
Also, in cold months the number of patients is rising, commensurately escalating the mortality rate.
Virus update:— The Associated Press (@AP) October 12, 2021
• Report: Britain’s slow lockdown cost thousands of lives.
• California's death count tops 70,000.
• Russia has another daily record in COVID-19 deaths.
• Amazon to let some employees to work remotely indefinitely.
More @AP coverage: https://t.co/R75CqQAF5k
Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed nearly 4.85 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 238.3 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US' John Hopkins University.
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