Russia said on Monday that its coronavirus death toll is more than three times the number previously reported, making the country the country with the third highest number of deaths.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been bragging about the low fatality rate from the Russian virus for months and said earlier this month that Russia has done better than Western countries in controlling the pandemic.
But since the beginning of the pandemic, some Russian experts have said that the government has been downplaying the country’s epidemic.
On Monday, Russian officials admitted that this was true. The Russian Statistics Office said that between January and November this year, the number of deaths caused by various causes increased by 229,700 compared with last year.
Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said: “More than 81
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Russian health officials have recorded more than 3 million infections, making the country the fourth-largest case in the world.
But they only reported 55,265 deaths, which is much lower than other worst-hit countries.
Criticize Russia for listing only Covid deaths, and autopsy confirmed that the virus is the main cause.
Demographer Alexei Raksha (Alexei Raksha), who left Russia’s National Bureau of Statistics (Rosstat) in July, told AFP last week that the Russian Ministry of Health and Consumer Health had faked the coronavirus.
Rosstat’s new data means that, according to AFP statistics, Russia now has the third largest number of Covid-19 deaths in the world, second only to the United States (333,140) and Brazil (191,139).
The Russian authorities insist that they do not oppose a nationwide blockade. The Kremlin wants to support the troubled economy, even though the country is hit by a second wave of infections.
The Russian government predicts that the economy will shrink by 3.9% this year, while the Central Bank of Russia predicts a greater economic decline.
At a year-end press conference earlier this month, Putin rejected the idea of imposing blockade measures introduced during the Christmas holidays in many European countries.
He said: “If we comply with the regulations and requirements of the health regulatory agency, then we don’t need any lockdowns.”
Although strict measures have been taken in some large cities, authorities in many areas have limited restrictions on wearing masks in public places and reducing mass gatherings.
But many Russians are obeying the rules of social distancing. In recent weeks, the country’s epidemic has overwhelmed the poorly funded hospitals in the region.
Instead, Russia is pinning its hopes on controlling the outbreak by vaccinating people with the artificial satellite V needle named after the Soviet-era satellite.
The country launched a mass vaccination program earlier this month, first vaccinating high-risk workers aged 18 to 60 without chronic diseases.
On weekends, the 60-something old man gave the green light to accept the shooting.
On Monday, the state-run Gamaleya Research Center, the developer of Sputnik 5, said that about 700,000 doses have been released for home use so far.
However, Russia has not disclosed how many vaccines it has received so far. According to the latest survey by the state-run polling company VCIOM and the Levada polling agency, only 38% of Russians plan to receive the vaccine.