The level of herd immunity to COVID-19 in Russia increased to 61.8%

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The level of herd immunity in Russia increased over the week from 60.4% to 61.8%, the epidemiological situation has improved in 13 regions, said Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.

“; As of December 30, vaccination with the first component was carried out 78 694 436 times, vaccination of the full cycle – & mdash; 74 539 609 times. The level of herd immunity in Russia is 61.8% '', & mdash; she said.

In four regions, herd immunity levels exceeded the recommended 80% & mdash; in Sevastopol (90.2%), St. Petersburg (80.9%), Chukotka (80.7%) and Karelia (80.4%). Another two regions are close to this mark & ​​mdash; in Tyva (78.1%) and Moscow region (77.2%).

“ The heat map of the portal, which provides a comprehensive assessment of the situation, shows that the situation has improved in 13 regions, and the deterioration is noted in 7 regions, primarily due to a decrease in testing coverage '', & mdash; pointed out Golikova.

She appealed to the regions, urging them to carefully remove restrictions, despite the decrease in the incidence, and to increase the rate of vaccinations and revaccinations in the upcoming holidays. “ Especially given the worldwide spread of the new omicron strain, '' & mdash; summed up the Deputy Prime Minister.

Earlier today, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that 103 cases of infection with the omicron strain were detected in Russia.

During the annual press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the high mortality rate from COVID-19 is the result of a low level of herd immunity among residents of the Russian Federation.


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