Medical workers in protective suits move a coffin with the body of a Covid-19 victim at a hospital’s morgue in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, earlier this week. Photo: AP
Medical workers in protective suits move a coffin with the body of a Covid-19 victim at a hospital’s morgue in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, earlier this week. Photo: AP

Russia reports record daily Covid-19 deaths as cases soar

  • Saturday’s 37,678 new cases – also a record – add to an official tally of some 8.2 million. At least 229,528 Russians have died from coronavirus so far
  • Despite multiple pleas from Vladimir Putin and the availability of the home-grown Sputnik V vaccine, only 36 per cent of Russians are fully vaccinated

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical workers in protective suits move a coffin with the body of a Covid-19 victim at a hospital’s morgue in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, earlier this week. Photo: AP
Medical workers in protective suits move a coffin with the body of a Covid-19 victim at a hospital’s morgue in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, earlier this week. Photo: AP
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