Russian daily COVID-19 deaths near record high – Community News

Russian daily COVID-19 deaths near record high

A medical specialist cares for a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a local hospital in the town of Kalach-on-Don in the Volgograd region, Russia Nov. 14, 2021. REUTERS/Kirill Braga

MOSCOW, Nov. 15 (Reuters) – Russia on Monday reported 1,211 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, close to a record high of 1,241 last week, as well as 38,420 new coronavirus cases.

Most of Russia’s more than 80 regions lifted a week-long workplace shutdown early last week intended to curb the rise in cases.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Olzhas Auyezov; adaptation by Tom Balmforth

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