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Russia hits record daily COVID-19 cases

The Russian COVID-19 case reached another day’s record as it struggled to contain a wave of infection that lasted more than a month.

Saturday’s National Coronavirus Task Force reported 41,335 new cases from the previous day, surpassing the previous daily record of 40,993 from October 31st.

According to the Task Force, 1188 people with COVID-19 have died, only seven less than the daily death record reported Thursday.

Authorities cite Russia’s low vaccination rate as a major factor in the surge in cases that began in mid-September.

The Task Force reported about 57.2 million full-course vaccinations. This is less than 40% of the country’s 146 million people.

Last month, President Vladimir Putin ordered many Russians to take a break from work from October 30th to November 7th.

He allowed local governments to extend non-working days as needed.

Several regions, including Novgorod in the northwest, Tomsk in Siberia, the Chelyabinsk region in the Urals, and the Kursk and Bryansk regions in the southwestern part of Moscow, have extended their non-operation period until the end of next week.

The mayor of Moscow said the situation in the capital was stable enough for people to return to work there on Monday. People in the Crimean region of Russia’s annexation will also start working next week.

Russia recorded more than 8.75 million confirmed viral cases and 245,635 deaths in a pandemic, according to the National Task Force, which counts only deaths directly caused by the virus.

Russia hits record daily COVID-19 cases

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