The vaccine will be administered, initially, to special groups, including doctors and teachersRussia plans to start mass vaccination against Covid-19 in October, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday. 

Moscow.- A drug developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute and the Russian Direct Investment Fund has completed clinical trials, Murashko quoted.

We start the vaccine registration process, which will be administered, initially, to special groups, including doctors and teachers, while mass vaccination will start in October, he explained.

This occurs as the country reached 845,443 Covid-19 cases, 5,462 of them in the last 24 hours, leaving the daily figure under 6,000 for the twelfth consecutive day.

Of the total number of contagions in 83 of 85 regions, 1,356 of them (24.8%) were asymptomatic, the Russian operational staff to fight Covid-19 reported.

Russia discharged 8,111 patients in just one day, bringing the number of people treated to 646,624, for a national recovery rate of over 76%.

Russia's death toll topped 14,058, 161 of them on Friday.

Moscow reported 13 deaths, followed by the northern city of Saint Petersburg (9), Sverdlov (6), Vladimir and Rostov (5 each). Twenty-eight regions have reported fewer than four deaths. (PL)