Russia has recorded more than 50,000 daily COVID-19 infections for the second consecutive day, according to the coronavirus taskforce of the government.
In Russia, 51,699 cases have been detected in the past 24 hours – the highest number of cases since 9 March.
Russia’s caseload surpassed 50,000 for the first time in nearly six months on Friday (2 September).
As new, highly transmissible coronavirus variants spread across the country, infections rose in July/August.
According to the task force, 92 people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Excess fatality statistics show that Russia is among the worst-affected countries in the pandemic. The government has not been able to quickly vaccinate the country and they are reluctant to impose any restrictions beyond 2020.
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