Russia reports record daily virus cases, deaths

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia on Thursday reported a pandemic high for both new coronavirus infections and fatalities over 24 hours, with the country’s vaccination drive at a snail’s pace and few restrictions in place. Officials registered 31,299 new infections and 986 deaths from Covid-19 over 24 hours, bringing Russia’s total fatalities to 220,315 — the highest toll in Europe. The surging outbreak has come with just 31 percent of Russians fully inoculated, according to […]