Russia sees new record of daily Covid-19 cases

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Russia has registered 177,282 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase to date, taking the national tally to 12,630,047, the official monitoring and response center has said.

The country’s nationwide death toll grew by 714 to 334,753 on Saturday, while the number of recoveries increased by 60,507 to 10,509,688, Xinhua news agency reported.

Moscow, Russia’s worst-hit region, reported 22,444 new cases, taking its total to 2,477,035.

The number of active cases in Russia rose to 1,785,606, while the mortality rate from Covid-19 infections dropped to 2.65 per cent.

To date, Omicron variant infections have been detected in 84 out of Russia’s 85 regions.

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