The largest number of new COVID-19 cases per day was detected in Moscow. This was announced on Wednesday, November 24, by the operational headquarters to combat the spread of infection.
In the capital, according to the operational headquarters, 2533 cases of COVID-19 were recorded over the past 24 hours. In addition, 1,842 and 1,387 cases were detected in the Moscow region and St. Petersburg, respectively.
The number of deaths against the background of the spread of coronavirus infection over the past day was 1240, 36 682 people recovered.
Earlier that day, Dmitry Khobotnikov, head of the intensive care unit for patients with COVID-19 at GKB No. 40, said that the coronavirus vaccine significantly reduces the risk of severe complications. According to him, these drugs help prevent, in particular, the development of thromboembolic complications.
Also on Wednesday, the director of the Center. Gamalei Alexander Gunzburg said that in Russia, herd immunity to coronavirus can reach the required level in three months, provided the rate of vaccination increases four to five times. He also expressed the opinion that the introduction of the QR code system in the country “de facto, at the federal level” will help reduce the incidence of COVID-19 by early 2022.
On November 23, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko noted that the total number of coronavirus cases in Russia decreased by 14%. According to him, the funds allocated for drugs for intravenous administration to patients in hospitals helped to buy drugs.
Against the backdrop of a worsening epidemiological situation, the Russian authorities are urging residents to get vaccinated in order to protect their health and take care of their loved ones. Citizens are vaccinated for free. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
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.