Russia reports record numbers of COVID-19 cases, deaths

The state COVID-19 task force also reported 40,096 new infections

  
Medical specialists work in the intensive care unit (ICU) where patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated at the City Clinical Hospital named after S.Botkin in Oryol, Russia October 26, 2021.

Medical specialists work in the intensive care unit (ICU) where patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated at the City Clinical Hospital named after S.Botkin in Oryol, Russia October 26, 2021.

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Russia on Thursday reported 1,159 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, a fresh all-time high, amid a surge in new cases that has prompted authorities to reimpose partial lockdown measures.

The state COVID-19 task force also reported 40,096 new infections, compared with 36,582 a day earlier.

Russia will go into a nationwide workplace shutdown in the first week of November, and the capital Moscow has reimposed a partial lockdown from Thursday, with only essential shops like pharmacies and supermarkets allowed to remain open.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Toby Chopra)


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