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Russia’s daily COVID-19 deaths reach record high for third time

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Russia reported 799 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, an all-time high it has reached three times in the last month amid a surge in cases blamed on the infectious Delta variant.

The coronavirus task force also confirmed 23,270 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, including 3,356 in Moscow. Russia has reported a total of 6,218,502 cases since the pandemic began.

Photo: A woman walks near informational poster of vaccination center in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV