In Moscow, the dominant strain of the coronavirus “Delta”. Experts continue to conduct research related to the strains of the infection. On September 22, the deputy mayor of the capital for social development Anastasia Rakova told reporters about this.
“We are constantly researching the SARS-Cov-2 genome in order to understand what kind of virus we are dealing with. A special grant has been allocated for research on genome sequencing. During the summer, a weekly study of the structure of coronavirus strains in the capital was carried out at the Gamaleya Center. Within the framework of it, it was determined that the Delta strain of the coronavirus is currently 100% dominant in Moscow, “Rakova said.
Over the past day, 19,706 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Russia, of which 1991 are in Moscow.
On September 19, the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, explained the increase in new cases of coronavirus in the capital by the return of Russians from vacations and the beginning of the school year. The mayor urged Muscovites to be careful and comply with sanitary measures in the fall.
On September 17, the head of the Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko said that almost 47.5 million Russians received the first component of vaccination against coronavirus infection, 41 million were vaccinated with two components.
The day before, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, noted that at the moment she saw no reason to cancel the mask regime even against the background of good rates of vaccination against coronavirus. The head of the department emphasized that the return to life, which was before the COVID-19 pandemic, is possible only after the wide spread of the infection stops.
Large-scale vaccination in Russia has been taking place since January. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
All relevant 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 #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.