In Russia, 2,625,848 cases of coronavirus and 46,453 deaths have been confirmed .
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28,137 cases of coronavirus and 560 deaths have been confirmed in Russia.Moscow municipal employees, as well as residents working in the cultural and service sectors, will be able to receive the Russian Sputnik V vaccine from Monday, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. New “risk groups” were added to the list of acceptable after Moscow was to receive a new batch of vaccine. Moscow-based R-Pharm will become the leading manufacturer of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, state news agency Interfax reported Friday, citing Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. Operating at full capacity, the plant will produce up to 10 million doses per month. Russian state research center Gamaleya will partner with AstraZeneca to test in clinical trials whether combining their shots will increase immunity to Covid-19, the British drug maker. Official statistics released Thursday showed that Russia recorded more deaths in October than in any single month in more than a decade. The Federal Statistical Agency of Russia (Rosstat) reported that 22,761 people with coronavirus died in a month, while the death toll was more than 47,000, or 30%, higher than in 2019.