Russia reports biggest one-day COVID-19 case tally of 2021 – Reuters

A medical specialist transports a patient outside a hospital for people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia October 6, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Russia reported 27,550 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the biggest one-day tally it has recorded this year, amid a wave of infections that has pushed officials to urge people to get vaccinated.

The government coronavirus task force also said that 924 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the last 24 hours, close to a record one-day toll.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; editing by Tom Balmforth

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