Russia records 1,000 Covid-related deaths
- Russia recorded 1,000 Covid-related deaths in a single day for the first time since the pandemic began.
- The figure had been rising all week, with the Kremlin blaming the Russian people for not taking up vaccination.
- Only about a third of the population has been vaccinated.
- Russia’s figure of 222,000 Covid deaths is the highest in Europe.
- The number of active Covid cases in Russia is around 750,000 and the overall infection rate is now nearly 8 millions.