Russia has admitted that its COVID-19 death toll is three times as many as previously reported, making the country the country with the third highest number of deaths in the pandemic.
Experts have long been skeptical of President Vladimir Putin’s repeated claims that the virus has a low mortality rate. He boasted and showed that Russia has done “better” than Western countries in dealing with crises.
On Monday, Indian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova finally proved this to critics, as she revealed that the real death toll may be 186,000 instead of the official report of 55,000.
The Rosstat statistical agency stated that the number of deaths between January and November increased by 229,700 from the previous year, and Golikova disclosed the matter.
According to Agence France-Presse, Golikova said: “During this period, more than 81
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the new figures mean that the country’s death toll is the third highest in the world, second only to the United States, with more than 335,000 deaths, second only to Brazil at 191,000.
So far, Russia has only allowed nearly 3.1 million confirmed infections out of its 144 million population.
Putin, 68, recently made it clear that he now plans to obtain the country’s artificial satellite V-coronavirus vaccine, and a month later he said he would not shoot.