According to the statement of the center for the fight against coronavirus, 652 deaths in a day in Russia, this was the highest daily loss of life detected since the beginning of the pandemic.
During the day, 20 thousand 616 new cases were recorded and 14 thousand 697 people recovered. The number of cases detected so far has increased to 5 million 493 thousand 557, and the number of people recovered to 4 million 984 thousand 37.
Gintsburg: Nearly 90 Percent Of New Cases Originate Because Of The Indian Variant
Alexandr Gintsburg, Head of the Gamaleya Research Center, the developer of the Sputnik V vaccine, said at the press conference that the number of severe and fatal cases increased from 1-2 percent to 5-10 percent.
Because of that emphasizing the importance of vaccination, Gintsburg stated, those who have had the disease should also be vaccinated to develop more antibodies. The antibody level needs to be kept high to eliminate the virus.
On the other hand, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced that the Russian Sputnik V vaccine had a 97.8 percent effect against coronavirus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and 100 percent effective in preventing the disease from being severe.
According to RDIF, which announced the Ministry of Health data on the use of Sputnik V in the UAE‘s vaccination program, it was determined that the vaccine was 97.8 percent effective, according to the analysis of the information of 81 thousand people who received both first and second doses. The vaccine also provided full (100 percent) efficacy in preventing the disease from being severe.