Russia’s daily Covid deaths pass 1,000-mark

Saturday, 16 October 2021

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, reports 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.