In Russia, 783 cases of infection with the Omicron coronavirus strain have been identified. More than half of them are in Moscow. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced this on Friday, January 14 at a briefing.
“Now we can already say that as of yesterday, 783 cases of infection were registered on the territory of the Russian Federation. [«Омикроном»], 53% of them are in Moscow, as we expected, because the capital region traditionally takes the first blow as a major transport hub, ”said Golikova.
Golikova said that the number of Omircon cases in Russia has doubled since January 10. She predicts that this strain will replace the “Delta” variant of COVID-19.
Also on Friday, Golikova said that the draft of new measures against COVID-19 will be discussed on Tuesday, January 18, after which it will be reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Deputy Prime Minister clarified that the level of herd immunity in Russia was 63.7%. According to her, almost 76.6 million Russians have completed the full course of vaccination against coronavirus. 10.8 million citizens were vaccinated against COVID-19, the Deputy Prime Minister noted.
Golikova also noted that the incidence of COVID-19 in Russia over the past five days has increased by 20.2%. She also said that the daily increase in COVID-19 cases reached 23.8 thousand amid the spread of the Omicron strain.
Virologist, RAS Corresponding Member Sergei Netesov, in an interview with Izvestia, pointed out that Russia is on the verge of the most powerful wave of a pandemic in the entire history of COVID-19.
A large-scale vaccination campaign continues in Russia. Citizens can get vaccinated for free. Six drugs against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, KoviVac, EpiVacCorona-N and the Sputnik M adolescent vaccine.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeV Together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.