Russia scores highest COVID-19 death tolls/Photo by: Reuters

Moscow (IP)- On Friday, a Russian government score revealed 815 fatalities over the past 24 hours and 22,277 new COVID cases.

Iran PressEurope: New figures bring Russia’s total fatalities from COVID-19 to 168,864 – the highest toll in Europe.

Russia has recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll for a second day running, as the third wave of infections continues despite efforts from authorities to expand vaccinations.

Russia, the fourth worst-hit country in the world in terms of cases, has been hit by a new wave of infections driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant since mid-June.

Under a broader definition for deaths linked to the coronavirus, statistics agency Rosstat said that Russia had seen more than 300,000 fatalities as of the end of June.

Moscow, the epicenter of Russia’s outbreak, and a host of regions have introduced mandatory vaccination measures to speed up the country’s inoculation drive. President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly called on Russians to get vaccinated.

In total, Russia has so far registered 6,557,068 cases.


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