October Deadliest Month Of Pandemic In Russia With 75,000 Deaths
Sumaira FH Published December 04, 2021 | 01:50 AM
Moscow, Dec 3 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Dec, 2021 ) :Russia's Federal statistics agency Rosstat said Friday that nearly 75,000 people died of coronavirus in the country in October, making it the deadliest month of the entire pandemic.
Authorities in Moscow have been accused of downplaying the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and Rosstat's figure -- released late Friday -- painted a far darker picture than official figures suggest.
The Rosstat tally was considerably higher than an official government website tracking the pandemic, which says total Covid deaths are 278,857.
Those figures only take into account fatalities where the virus was established as the Primary cause of death after an autopsy.
Rosstat, however, publishes figures under a broader definition for deaths linked to the virus.
Those efforts have been an uphill battle with polls consistently showing large sections of the Russian population are unwilling to get the jab.