Russia reports biggest one-day COVID-19 case tally of 2021

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Russia reported 27,550 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the biggest one-day tally it has recorded this year, amid a wave of infections that has pushed officials to urge people to get vaccinated.

The government coronavirus task force also said that 924 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the last 24 hours, close to a record one-day toll.

Photo – Russian woman wearing protective face mask walks on the street in front of Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

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