Russia reports new record of daily 34,303 COVID-19 cases


Xinhua News

17th October 2021 – (Moscow) Russia registered 34,303 COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, a record high since the pandemic hit the country, taking the national tally to 7,992,687, the official monitoring and response centre said Sunday.

The nationwide death toll grew by 997 — almost the same as a record number of 1,002 a day earlier — to 223,312. Recoveries increased by 18,717 to 7,000,624.

The capital Moscow reported 6,740 new cases, taking the city’s caseload to 1,719,414.

More than 47.2 million Russians have been fully vaccinated, according to media reports.