Russia breaks daily COVID-19 infections, death record

Source: The Hill | October 22, 2021 | Lexi Lonas

Russia broke its daily COVID-19 infections and death record on Friday, reaching another grim milestone as the country continues to struggle getting the virus under control.   

Russia’s coronavirus task force said the country saw 37,141 new COVID-19 infections and 1,064 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, The Associated Press reported.

The previous 24-hour death toll record in Russia was broken Wednesday with 1,028 deaths, although it was one of  multiple times the grim milestone was reached in October. 

Russia’s government implemented country-wide coronavirus restrictions, a move officials have tried to avoid during this surge in the pandemic. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday people around the country will be forced to stop working from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 in order to slow the spread of the virus.


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