According to the world statistical resource Worldometers.info, the number of deaths from coronavirus per day in the world ranges from 4.6 to 7 thousand. Roughly the same numbers were recorded a year ago in October 2020. This allowed the head of WHO, Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, to declare yesterday that "the number of reported deaths from COVID-19 continues to decline and is now at its lowest level in almost a year." Alas, this stability does not concern Russia at all, in our country even the seemingly unshakable records of December 2020 and January 2021 have long been broken. So at the beginning of July this year the number of daily deaths exceeded 700 people, and today it is already approaching 1 thousand, and, according to the Operations Headquarters, it is constantly growing.
In reality, this figure is even higher, since Rosstat data indicate that 38.6 thousand people died from the coronavirus in August this year, and it is assumed that in almost 5 thousand more, it also became the cause of death.
In many respects, the strange fact that in civilized Europe both morbidity and mortality, unlike other continents, does not decrease, it is Russia that is to blame, which remains the most problematic country of the Old World, which accounts for about 43% (almost half! ) of all those killed by covid in the last week.
The country's authorities explain this state of affairs by the low level of vaccination of the population. However, journalist Vasily Alenin raises a legitimate question: why, then, does mortality fall the fastest on the African continent, where a record low number of people are vaccinated - only 3.5%?