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