Russia reports record daily increase in Covid-19 incidence

Source : 112 Ukraine

179 people succumbed to the disease in one day
17:48, 19 October 2020

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The Russian Federation has observed 15,982 cases of coronavirus infection over the last 24 hours, which is a new anti-record for daily incidence. This was reported by the operational HQ of the Russian government.

A total of 1,415,316 cases of Covid-19 infection have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.

Most cases were observed in Moscow - almost 368,000 cases, Moscow region – almost 81,000 cases and St. Petersburg - almost 53,000 cases.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Russia, 24,366 people (+179) have died from complications caused by the virus. 1 million 075 thousand 904 citizens (+5,328) have managed to recover.

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As we reported earlier, over half of Ukrainian citizens support the purchase of the vaccine against the coronavirus from Russia.

“It is known that Russian confirmed the possibility of supply to Ukraine of the vaccine against coronavirus. The opinions in Ukrainians divided on this issue. In your opinion, is it necessary to purchase the vaccine from Russia now or it is necessary to wait until another country starts to produce it?” reads the text of the question.

Almost 60% of the respondents answered that Ukraine should purchase the Russian vaccine. 29.5% of people answered negatively; while 11.1% were unsure.

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