Support The Moscow Times!

Russia Reports New Daily Covid Death Record

Russia has the highest death toll in Europe. Sofia Sandurskaya / Moskva News Agency

Russia posted a record 852 deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday amid a spike in cases in Moscow and sluggish vaccination uptake. 

The government’s Covid-19 information center also reported 21,559 new cases over the past 24 hours.

Russia now has the fifth-largest number of recorded Covid-19 cases in the world and the highest death toll in Europe.

Moscow has emerged as a hub for new infections, and the city’s Covid response center said that week that hospitalizations in the Russian capital rose 15% compared with the previous week and that new infections have risen by 24%. The Delta variant accounted for 100% of all new infections.

Earlier on Tuesday, Andrey Isaev, the head of Russia’s Scientific Center for Molecular Genetic Research, told the state-run Tass news agency that Russia might reach herd immunity from Covid-19 by this winter despite only 28% of the country being fully vaccinated. 

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more