Russia records over 80,000 new daily Covid cases for the first time

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Russia’s daily Covid-19 cases rose to 88,816 on Thursday, a new record high for the seventh consecutive day as the Omicron variant was identified in new regions, officials said.

The number of new infections was a significant jump from the 74,692 reported on Wednesday. Russian officials also said that 665 people had died in the last 24 hours.

Photo – Russian policemen guard the empty Red Square in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

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