Rosstat: more than 50 thousand Russians diagnosed with COVID-19 died for the first time in July
In July 2021, 215,265 people died in Russia. Of these, 50,421 people were diagnosed with COVID-19, according to Rosstat.
The department traditionally divided the deaths of people diagnosed with COVID-19 into four categories:
- COVID-19 as the main cause of death – 38,922 cases;
- COVID-19 is assumed to be the leading cause of death, but more research is needed – 5,206 cases;
- COVID-19 was a concomitant disease, influenced the development of other diseases and contributed to the emergence of complications that accelerated the death of the patient – 1,449 cases;
- COVID-19 was a concomitant disease, but did not affect the onset of death in any way – 4,844 cases.
In July, Russia revealed the maximum deaths among COVID-19 patients per month. The previous anti-record was set in December 2020 – 45,331 people, writes RBC.
In addition, the July mortality rate for people with covid is 1.8 times higher than the June death rate (27,443 deaths) and 4.9 times higher than in July 2020 (10,371 deaths).
Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova told RIA Novosti that the high mortality rate of people diagnosed with covid is due to a new wave of coronavirus caused by a more infectious strain of “delta”. Over the past days in August, according to operational data, mortality in Russia remains at the same level as in the same period in July, Golikova added.