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Vaccination appointments rise 10-fold in Moscow to record 60,000 over day

Mass vaccination against COVID-19 is in progress in Moscow

MOSCOW, June 23. /TASS/. Residents of Moscow signed up for coronavirus vaccination a record number of times per day - around 60,000, which is 10-fold higher than the minimum figures, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin announced on Wednesday.

"Unfortunately, the situation is difficult, today we are practically at the peak of the incidence rate compared even with the previous period. But the good news is — vaccinations are more active," he said. "Yesterday, a record number of people signed up — around 60,000. And recently we ‘fell’ to the level of about 6,000 per day, so this is almost a 10-fold difference in appointments," Sobyanin added.

The day before, he said that the number of Moscow residents vaccinated against coronavirus exceeded 2 mln people. "This is encouraging, it means that residents of Moscow can receive reliable protection from the pandemic in the coming months, stabilize the situation and return to normal life," the mayor said.

Mass vaccination against COVID-19 is in progress in Moscow. Anyone over 18 years of age can get a free vaccination against COVID-10 by appointment at one of 100 points based on city outpatient clinics.

Earlier on Wednesday, Russia confirmed 17,594 COVID-19 cases over the past day, bringing the total caseload to 5,368,513, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters. In relative terms, the growth rate reached 0.33%.

Meanwhile, 6,534 cases were detected in Moscow over the day against 6,555 the day before, in relative terms, the increase was 0.5%. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,307,243 people have been infected in the capital. Also, 3,670 patients were discharged in Moscow over the day after recovery.