Russia reports record daily Covid death toll as Kremlin shrugs off new lockdown

Posted by on October 9, 2021 9:25 am
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Taskforce says on Saturday that 968 people died with authorities blaming low vaccination rate

Russia has recorded a new record daily coronavirus death toll, continuing a persistent rise that has brought new records almost daily in October.

The national coronavirus taskforce reported on Saturday that 968 people in Russia had died of Covid-19 over the past day – about 100 more daily deaths than were recorded in late September. The taskforce said more than 29,000 new infections had also been confirmed in the past day.

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