Thursday 20 January 2022 - 8:17:03 pm

Russia's daily COVID-19 deaths, new cases hit record highs

MOSCOW, 15th October, 2021 (WAM/Reuters) -- Russia on Friday reported a record 999 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours as well as 32,196 new infections, its highest single-day case tally since the start of the pandemic.

The Kremlin has blamed the rising death toll on Russia's slow vaccination campaign.

WAM/Rola Alghoul