Russia reports record-high daily COVID deaths

The number of people who have died of the coronavirus in a single day in Russia has reached a new record. The country has reported 1,002 deaths on Saturday. Russia’s health care system has been facing mounting strain in the recent weeks.

The number of fatalities related to the coronavirus increased by 1,002 in Russia in the past 24 hours compared to 999 on the previous day, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths in the country to 222,315. 

This is a fresh high since the beginning of the pandemic, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported on Saturday.

The provisional lethality of the disease (the final one can be determined only after the end of the pandemic) remained at the level of 2.79%, according to the crisis center.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia grew by 33,208 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected to 7,958,384. That brings the number of daily cases in the country to a fresh all-time high for the third time in a row. The increase in new cases totaled 0.42% in relative terms.

The number of the so-called active cases currently stands at 754,162 in Russia, the crisis center noted.

As many as 21,883 coronavirus patients recovered in Russia over the past day, while the total number of recoveries has reached 6,981,907. The number of recoveries has decreased to 87.7% of the total number of infected, according to the crisis center.

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