In Russia, 28,209 new cases of COVID-19 were detected per day, the operational headquarters to combat the spread of the disease reported on December 19.
On December 15, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that a large-scale vaccination against coronavirus had started in all regions.
The day before, the director of the Gamaleya Center, Alexander Gunzburg, where the first Sputnik V vaccine was developed in Russia and the world, said that in 2021 it would be possible to vaccinate most of the Russian population from the coronavirus and reduce the scale of the pandemic.
Also on December 14, it became known that the final effectiveness of the vaccine exceeded 91%. At the same time, for severe cases of COVID-19, the effectiveness was 100%.
On December 11, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that in December all regions will receive about 500 thousand doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.
Up-to-date information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotre. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.
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