Russia records highest coronavirus-linked death toll in single day

Moscow, Aug 26 (EFE).- Russia broke its record for daily Covid-19 deaths on Thursday when health authorities reported that 820 people had lost their lives within the past 24 hours.

It brings the total number of deaths in the country to 179,243, according to official figures.

Authorities registered 19,630 cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of infections to more than 6.8 million, the fourth-highest number of confirmed cases in the world after the United States, India and Brazil.

Vaccination campaigns have been sluggish in the country amid vaccine skepticism among the population. Only 35.5 million out of a population of around 145 million have been fully vaccinated.EFE


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