Russia sees 800 daily virus deaths for 4th day

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Daily coronavirus deaths in Russia have exceeded 800 for the fourth straight day, with the authorities reporting 816 new fatalities.

The daily tally surpassed 800 for the first time in the pandemic on Thursday and has remained at that level ever since.

Russia faced a surge of infections last month that officials have blamed on the spread of the Delta variant.

New confirmed cases soared from around 9,000 a day in early June to 25,000 a day in mid-July. New infections have since decreased slightly to about 21,000 daily this week, but the daily death toll has remained high.

 

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