Russia reports record daily virus cases again | The Guardian Nigeria News


Russia on Sunday reported a new record for coronavirus infections for a fourth day in a row, a day after the worst-affected country in Europe set a new death toll high.

A medical worker admits a child to a Covid-19 facility of Krasnodar’s Children’s Infectious Diseases Hospital. Photo/RTE

There were 34,303 new infections and 997 deaths registered in the country over 24 hours, according to the official toll.

On Saturday, Russia recorded 1,002 deaths — the first time daily deaths hit the one thousand mark — and 33,208 new infections.

The climbing Covid-19 statistics come as the nation’s vaccination drive is at a standstill and with few restrictions in place.

The Kremlin, which says authorities have to ensure “the economy continues working”, has avoided re-introducing major measures despite calling the vaccination rate unacceptably low.

It also insists Russia’s medical system is not overwhelmed and could take in the rising number of patients.


Source: Guardian Newspaper

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