This grisly video is only one of a number obtained by CNN that reveals appalling situations inside overcrowded amenities. Some of the footage shows morgues with dead bodies, stripped naked, piled on top of each other on dirty floors, in scenes that look more like war zones than hospitals.
However, this country also reported 456 deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest number since the pandemic emerged in Russian Federation, totaling 34,387 fatalities.
According to the national public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, over 69.1 million tests to detect COVID-19 have been conducted in Russian Federation since the beginning of the pandemic, and 458,641 suspected carriers remain under medical monitoring. However, that quantity is disputed by critics who say the Kremlin is underreporting the numbers.
"I think the real number is [around] "130,000 people" - a former government statistician who based his estimates on official data on excess deaths - the number of deaths is higher than expected - said "130,000 people", to assess the outcome of the epidemic".More news: Chelsea manager Lampard frustrated with 'problematic' Pulisic injuries
Using data from the local registry, Raksha estimates that between 160,000 and 170,000 people died in Russian Federation beyond April to November. He attributes around 80% of those fatalities to Covid-19 - a mean quantity aggregated from related statistics printed by Western nations.
According to the Infection Control Operations Headquarters, in relative terms, the increase has increased to 1.2%. The official death toll for Covid-19 at that time was about 21,000.
There is no Rosstat data available yet for October and November, but judging by official tallies released by the country's coronavirus response center, the spread of the pandemic has accelerated rapidly.
Raksha said he resigned from Rosstat in July after publicly commenting on how the agency counted coronavirus-related deaths. He says the discrepancy between the official numbers and his calculations is due to the way Russian Federation classifies COVID-19 victims.More news: U.S. election: Georgia vote audit confirms Biden victory
This counting method differs from World Health Organization guidelines, which states that all deaths related to Covid-19 should be counted unless there is "a clear alternative cause that can not be related" to the disease. Now in the country 454,102 people are sick, or 22.5% of all infected.
This counting methodology differs from World Well being Group pointers, which states that every one death associated with Covid-19 ought to be counted until there may be "a transparent various trigger that cannot be associated" to the illness.
"Another 73 patients, who were diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for the coronavirus infection, died in Moscow", the center said. In line with Raksha, deaths in all three different tiers are neglected of the official figures.More news: Tokyo reports record daily virus cases, outbreak locks down Australian state