In Russia, the daily anti-record was again recorded for the number of new cases of COVID-19 infection and the number of deaths per day - the indicator reached 33,208 and 1,002, respectively.

The previous maximum indicators were recorded the day before - 32,196 and 999.

Over the past 24 hours, 21,883 people have fully recovered.

At the same time, the largest number of new cases of coronavirus were registered in Moscow (6545), St. Petersburg (3088) and the Moscow region (2403). 

The total number of COVID-19 cases registered in the country has reached 7,958,384. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 6,981,907 patients have recovered in Russia, and 222,315 people have died. 

Rospotrebnadzor reported that more than 200 million laboratory tests have already been carried out in the country for the presence of the virus.

The day before, the department also announced a reduction in the maximum period for providing citizens with coronavirus test results from 48 to 24 hours.

"The term for performing a laboratory test for COVID-19 should not exceed 24 hours from the moment the biological material arrives at the laboratory until the person in question has received the result," the text of the document says.

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova drew attention to the fact that the COVID-19 vaccination counter was launched on the stopcoronavirus.rf portal, which publishes statistics on coronavirus infection in the country.

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“Starting today, two data blocks will be published on the information resource stopkoronavirus.rf.

These are data on vaccination of the population and the achievement of herd immunity, as well as a heat map on the epidemiological situation, both in the Russian Federation as a whole and in the regions, ”she said.

According to her, the relevant data will be updated on a weekly basis based on the average weekly rates of morbidity and vaccination in the country.

So, according to the operational headquarters for combating coronavirus infection, as of October 15, 47,558,639 people underwent a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 in Russia.

51,018,767 people were vaccinated with the first component of one of the Russian vaccines.

The collective immunity against the virus in the country, according to the headquarters, is currently 45%.

Moreover, the level of herd immunity in Moscow and the Moscow region exceeds 60%.

5,199,951 people were vaccinated with the first component of the COVID-19 vaccine in the capital, and 4,784,127 citizens received the full course of vaccinations.

In the Moscow region, 3,615,457 people received the first component of the drug, and 3,436,225 completed vaccination.

At the same time, according to the data of the capital's headquarters, 1,441 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized in Moscow per day, 628 people are on mechanical ventilation.

During this time, 72 patients died in the city, all of them were diagnosed with pneumonia and received a positive test result for COVID-19.

According to Natalya Pshenichnaya, Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical Work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, the reason for the increase in the incidence of coronavirus was the predicted seasonal rise, to which was added the spread of the delta strain, known to be more infectious.

According to her, earlier one patient infected two or three people, but because of the new strain, the number of cases of transmission of infection reaches five to six.

COVID-19 vaccines

Recall that in Russia at the moment five vaccines against coronavirus infection have been approved for use: "Sputnik V" and "Sputnik Light" center.

Gamalei, "EpiVacCorona" and "EpiVacCorona-N" are developed by the Novosibirsk center "Vector" and "KoviVak" by the Chumakov Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Meanwhile, the director of the Center.

Gamalei Alexander Gintsburg said that the center's specialists have begun preclinical research on a platform for vaccines that will be able to further protect against several different viruses or several variants of one virus at once.

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“The point of this technology is that you can immediately protect against different strains of the same pathogen, or even against different viruses circulating in the human population at the same time.

Such an approach is possible - various antigens of influenza and coronavirus viruses are combined, ”he said.

In addition, the day before, the Institute of Immunology of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency submitted documents for registration of the drug from COVID-19 "MIR 19".

The press service of the agency clarified that the registration of the drug is expected by the end of the year.

In turn, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced the opening of 30 more express testing points for coronavirus in the capital.

“Today we have opened 20 points in the MFC, in shopping centers, and from the 18th, another 30 will be opened ... to cover the population on a large scale,” RIA Novosti quoted Sobyanin as saying.

According to him, the rate of detection of coronavirus with rapid tests is about 4%.

“I hope this will be an effective direction for the prevention of COVID-19,” the mayor concluded.

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