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

FE Team | Published: October 16, 2021 14:46:42 | Updated: October 18, 2021 16:29:21

Medical specialists transport a patient outside a hospital for people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

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.

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