In Russia, for the fifth day in a row, the maximum indicator for the number of new cases of COVID-19 is updated.

Over the past day, 34,325 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded.

The previous anti-record was 34,303.

The largest number of new coronavirus episodes were recorded in Moscow (6,823), St. Petersburg (3,097) and the Moscow region (2,768 - the maximum since the beginning of the pandemic).

At the same time, to date, in the Russian Federation, the total number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 8 million - 8,027,012.

Also, over the past 24 hours, 16,431 people have fully recovered.

In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 7,017,055 people have been discharged after recovery.

To date, 224 310 patients have died from complications that developed against the background of COVID-19 and concomitant diseases in Russia, including 998 people in the last day.

Rospotrebnadzor reported that more than 201.2 million laboratory tests were carried out in the country for the presence of the virus.

More than 1.67 million people remain under medical supervision.

Note that Russia ranks fifth in the world in the number of detected cases of coronavirus after the United States (44.9 million), India (34 million), Brazil (21.6 million) and the UK (8.5 million).

More than 4.9 million people worldwide have died from complications related to COVID-19.

The largest number of victims was registered in the USA (724 thousand), Brazil (603 thousand) and India (452 ​​thousand).

New points of express testing for COVID-19 in Moscow

In Moscow, the number of free express testing points for COVID-19 has increased to 50, said Anastasia Rakova, deputy mayor for social development, head of the Moscow operational headquarters for control and monitoring of the situation with coronavirus infection.

According to her, more than 20 thousand citizens have already undergone diagnostics in the MFC and shopping centers.

“We are expanding the network of free express testing points for COVID-19, now 50 points will operate throughout the city.

From today, in addition to the 20 that are already working in the centers of public services "My Documents", popular public places and shopping centers, we are opening 30 more: in 13 MFCs, in 10 shopping centers and in seven transport hubs, "she said. Rakov.

She stressed that in the face of an increasing incidence of COVID-19, it is very important to timely identify new cases in order to interrupt the chains of infection transmission at the earliest stage.

The Moscow health department recalled that a positive result of an express test is not a confirmation of the disease - a person will be given a PCR study for additional diagnostics right on the spot without queues and an appointment.

Only after confirmation of additional testing, the diagnosis will be considered confirmed, and a doctor will be sent to the home to start treatment.

Since October 11, free points for rapid testing for antigen to coronavirus infection have been launched in ten public places and ten MFCs in the capital.

Moscow also launched a project for free express testing for COVID-19 in ten schools - students will take the test every two weeks.

Fake vaccination certificates

In the Moscow region, eight people were arrested for falsifying certificates of vaccination against coronavirus infection, the press service of the regional Investigative Committee reported.

“At the request of the investigator of the Investigation Department for the city of Elektrostal of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Moscow Region, the court arrested 8 people accused of entering fictitious information about the vaccination of citizens in the state registration system and forging certificates of vaccination against COVID-19, as well as taking a large bribe (subparagraphs "a", "c" part 5 of Art. 290, part 4 of Art. 274.1 and part 1 of Art. 237 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), ”the message says.

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As the investigation found out, two health workers "entered fictitious information about the vaccination of citizens in the state registration system and issued fake certificates and certificates for submission at the place of demand."

At the same time, six of their intermediaries found persons wishing to receive such certificates.

Previously, at least 60 people used criminal services.

Now in the criminal case, a complex of investigative actions is being carried out, aimed at consolidating the evidence base.

In particular, inspections of the scene were carried out, at least 19 searches were carried out, including at the place of residence of the accused, during which objects and documents of importance for the investigation were seized.

In addition, more than 20 interrogations were carried out.

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