40,000 cases, 1,159 deaths: Russia sets Covid-19 daily record as Moscow shuts down hospitality & retail for first time since 2020

Posted On: Dec 1, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

40,000 cases, 1,159 deaths: Russia sets Covid-19 daily record as Moscow shuts down hospitality & retail for first time since 2020

Russia's coronavirus headquarters reported a record number of pandemic deaths and cases on Thursday, the same day as Moscow shut down restaurants and retail in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19 throughout the capital.
The grim new figures highlight the ever-worsening situation within Moscow and throughout the country as a whole, as both deaths and infections skyrocket to record highs.
"Over the past 24 hours, 40,096 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Russia's 85 regions, " the official coronavirus HQ revealed. "1,159 deaths have been recorded." 8,440 of the new cases have been reported in Moscow, despite the city only having around 10% of the country's overall population.
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