One day before Christmas, Russia records two lows in the corona pandemic simultaneously. The number of deaths in a day and the number of new infections is the highest since the start of the virus outbreak.
Russian authorities have registered 635 corona-related deaths.
The number of reports of positive tests increased to 29,935 in 24 hours. This brings the total to almost 3 million diagnosed cases since the virus first appeared.
According to official statistics, more than 53,000 Russians have died from Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.
Russia hopes to turn the tide with its own vaccine Sputnik V. It was admitted to the Russian market at lightning speed, while research into safety and efficacy was still ongoing. According to the developers, it is very useful and safe. However, definitive research results have yet to appear.
In the European Union (EU), no application has yet been submitted to have the vaccine assessed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).