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Russia: Daily Covid cases hit record numbers, reports say

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A medical staff member walks past ambulances at a hospital for the Covid-19 infected patients at Kommunarka outside Moscow, Russia, 5 October 2021.
ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFPA medical staff member walks past ambulances at a hospital for the Covid-19 infected patients at Kommunarka outside Moscow, Russia, 5 October 2021.

34,303 new infections, more than 70 percent increase of the number a month ago

Russia announced its highest rate of new Covid infections as the country faces a continuous rise of cases. 

More than 70 percent up on the number from a month ago, the national coronavirus task force announced on Sunday that 34,303 new infections were recorded the previous day, The Times of Israel (ToI) reported.

Comparing the 20,174 infections recorded the previous month, this upward trend is something Russia has yet to arrest.  

The death toll, sitting at 999, is barely lower than the record 1,002 deaths recorded yesterday, ToI reported.

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Russian authorities tried to speed up the pace of vaccinations with incentives such as lotteries and bonuses, but widespread skepticism of vaccines and conflicting signals from officials thwarted the efforts. 

About 43 million Russians - some 29 percent of the country's nearly 146 million people - are completely vaccinated, ToI reported.

Despite the discouraging trend, the Kremlin ruled out another nationwide lockdown, similar to the one implemented at the beginning of the pandemic which badly harmed the economy as well as President Vladimir Putin's popularity.

Instead, the Russian government now delegates the power to enforce coronavirus restrictions upon regional authorities, ToI reported.

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In June of this year, Moscow recorded a pandemic high at the time with over 9,000 new Covid cases, a significant chunk of Russia's 17,262 recorded cases. 

Events involving more than 1,000 people were banned, and many Israeli passengers who did not obtain the necessary approval were removed from Russia-bound flights