929 people have died in Russia in the last 24 hours due to complications attributable to the coronavirus, the highest number of deaths within a day since the outbreak of the pandemic. This was reported by the task force in charge of monitoring the progress of the pandemic in the country, in the midst of a fourth wave of the pandemic caused by the spread of the Delta variant and the fact that less than 30 percent of the adult population is vaccinated. The contagion is also running, with 25,133 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in the last 24 hours and a figure up from 25,100 yesterday. Russia has recorded a record number of deaths from complications attributable to Covid-19 in the past six days. 883 deaths were reported on Monday, but calculations based on mortality data suggest that the toll of “excess deaths” between the start of the pandemic and July this year is nearly 600,000. The pandemic has also reached the Russian leadership. In September, President Vladimir Putin was forced into self-isolation after “several dozen people” in his inner circle tested positive.
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