Russian medics keep an eye on 723,000 covid patients – Murashko

TASS Russian News Agency | Sep 14, 2021 at 6:04 PM

MOSCOW, September 14. /TASS/. Russia's Health Minister Mikhail Murashko has said that 723,000 covid patients in Russia are under medics' observation at the moment.

"Currently 723,000 Russian citizens infected with the novel coronavirus remain under the observation of medical personnel," Murashko told the Rossiya-24 round-the-clock television news channel on Tuesday.

He said that Russia's health service system was ready for providing an adequate response, although the pressure on it remained heavy.

"Our prime task is to interrupt this epidemic process. Vaccination is the main and surest way," he stressed.

He remarked that it was essential to ensure the people's epidemic safety before the cold winter season set in.

More than 225.3 million coronavirus cases and over 4.6 mln fatalities have been reported across the world since the beginning of the pandemic. According to the federal anti-coronavirus crisis center, Russia has so far recorded 7,176,085 coronavirus cases, 6,418,033 recoveries and 194,249 deaths. The Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.