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Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine 83% Effective Against Delta Coronavirus Strain, Health Minister Says

Sputnik News

06:41 GMT 11.08.2021

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Sputnik V vaccine shows great results against the Delta coronavirus strain, with its effectiveness against it reaching around 83%, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Wednesday.

"Today, the Sputnik V vaccine shows the most effective results in preventing and fighting the Delta strain. The latest data show that its effectiveness amounts to around 83%, these are Russian data," Murashko told reporters.

The vaccine is more than 95% effective against severe coronavirus cases, the minister added.

In August 2020, Russia became the first country in the world to register a vaccine against the coronavirus, dubbed Sputnik V, and developed by the Gamaleya research institute. So far, the vaccine has been approved for emergency use in 69 countries.

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