Russia records the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in a day

In the past 24 hours, Russia recorded 968 deaths - the highest level in a day since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, and 29,362 new infections.

Treating patients infected with COVID-19 at a hospital in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Photo: AFP
Treating patients infected with COVID-19 at a hospital in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Photo: AFP

So far, Russia has a total of 7,746,718 infections, of which 215,453 people have not died.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said last week that Russian authorities were very concerned about the high death rate from COVID-19 in the country, and the main reason was due to insufficient vaccination levels. Peskov also said that the Kremlin has stepped up measures to improve people's understanding of the need for vaccination against COVID-19.

* Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on October 9 pledged to strengthen the country's health system by appointing more public hospitals to treat patients with COVID-19.

Speaking to the press after visiting a hospital treating COVID-19 patients for the first time since taking office on October 4, Prime Minister Kishida said the Japanese government needs to prepare for "the worst case scenario". ".

Besides, he also mentioned the life of workers, including medical staff. According to Prime Minister Kishida, it is necessary to create an environment for workers to feel secure and the government needs to improve workers' incomes.

On the same day, the Japanese government said that the number of new COVID-19 infections in the Japanese capital Tokyo had dropped to 82 cases - the lowest level since October 19, 2020. Currently, the number of new infections in Japan is also on a downward trend, after recording a record high at the end of August. However, experts are still concerned about the risk of a new wave of epidemics.

During the 5th outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic in the summer, hospitals in this country were overwhelmed, many patients were sent home for treatment. During the election campaign for the President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on September 29, Kishida pledged to reduce the number of COVID-19 patients without medical treatment to zero.

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