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Russia's Daily COVID-19 Deaths Exceed One Thousand Mark

Russia's Daily COVID-19 Deaths Exceed One Thousand Mark

Saturday, 16 October, 2021 - 08:45
Medical workers carry a patient suspected of having coronavirus on a stretcher at a hospital in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia reported a record high 1,002 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, the first time the number has passed the 1,000-mark since the beginning of the pandemic.


It pushed the national death toll to 222,315, reported Reuters.


New COVID-19 cases, confirmed in the past 24 hours, also hit record high at 33,208, the Russian coronavirus task force said, bringing the official total case tally to 7,958,384.


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