Coronavirus: Russia reports record daily death toll

Irish Times | Oct 13, 2021 at 2:58 PM
  • Russia has reported another record number of daily coronavirus deaths amid a slow vaccination rate and authorities’ reluctance to tighten restrictions.
  • The Kremlin has ruled out a new nationwide lockdown like the one during the first months of the pandemic that badly crippled the economy and dented Mr Putin’s ratings, delegating the power to enforce coronavirus restrictions to regional authorities.
  • Overall, Russia’s coronavirus task force has registered more than 7.8 million confirmed cases and 219,329 deaths — the highest death toll in Europe.