According to the ranking of the Ministry of Health, the Vladimir region is among the regions with high excess mortality recorded in the last three weeks. This is reported by Ura.ru news agency with reference to the document.
The list of regions with high morbidity includes 29 regions. Their excess mortality exceeded 50%. In other words, compared to 2019, one and a half times more people died during the same time. As of early July, eight regions are showing an upward trend in mortality. These are the Tyumen, Sverdlovsk, Irkutsk, and Novosibirsk regions, the Trans-Baikal and Krasnoyarsk territories, as well as Khakassia and Buryatia.
The Vladimir Region was included in the group with a high excess mortality rate, but there is a tendency for the number of deaths to decrease. Apart from the region-33, our geographical neighbors are also on the list: Moscow, Moscow, Yaroslavl, and Nizhny Novgorod regions.
The newspaper quotes Sergey Tokarev, a specialist of the Ministry of Health, Doctor of Medical Sciences. The expert notes that the list of unfavorable regions is changing fast enough. Excess mortality is influenced not only by the incidence of coronavirus, but also the average age of residents, income, lifestyle, access to health care and climatic conditions.
It should be noted that in recent days in the Vladimir region there has been a downward trend in the number of hospitalizations for coronavirus. Official figures of the regional Rospotrebnadzor also speak of a certain decrease in the incidence of the disease.
According to the regional Department of Justice, in June 2021 the number of deaths in the Vladimir region was 1.6 times higher than in 2019. This figure exceeded the coronavirus level of 2020, but in percentage and number terms is inferior to the spike in deaths in December 2020. Judging by preliminary data from the Department of Health, July deaths in the region also stand a good chance of being a record.
According to gogov.ru, which tracks official information from Russian regions on vaccination rates, the Vladimir region ranks third from the bottom among all regions in terms of the percentage of vaccinated population. We have 14.23% of the population vaccinated (data as of July 22), while the national average is 16.18%.