Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine is 95% effective
Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is 95-percent effective, according to a second interim analysis of clinical trial data, its developers said on Tuesday.
The calculations were based on preliminary data obtained 42 days after the first dose, Russia's Health Ministry, Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute, and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement.
Russia registered 24,326 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide count to 2,138,828, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Tuesday.
Meanwhile, 23,226 patients recovered from the disease, bringing the national tally to 1,634,671.
A total of 491 new deaths were reported across the country, taking the national death toll to 37,031.