Russia reports its worst single-day Covid-19 death toll since start of pandemic

A health worker walks past an ambulance at Moscow's Novomoskovsky medical center for Covid-19 patients on September 23.

Moscow (CNN)Russia reported its highest Covid-19 death toll in a single day on Tuesday with 852 coronavirus-related deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the country's coronavirus response center.

The previous all-time high was recorded four days ago, on September 24, when 828 deaths were registered.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov acknowledged the country's regions had seen an increase in coronavirus cases while speaking to journalists on Tuesday.
    The head of Russia's public health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said last week it was hard to determine when cases would slow, with less than 50 million Russians having received a first dose of a vaccine.
      "We have, let us say, 110-115 million adults. Of them, some 47 million have received one dose. This is less than a half [of Russia's adult population] ... so we have no grounds to say today that [infections] will stop," state news agency TASS quoted Popova as saying.
        Russia is one of the countries worst affected by the pandemic, reporting the seventh highest number of cases globally, according to John Hopkins University data. It is currently battling a devastating third wave of infections.
        In total, it has registered 7,464,708 cases across the country, while the total number of coronavirus-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 205,531, according to official figures.
          CNN has previously reported that the actual toll is believed to be much higher due in part to the way Russia classifies coronavirus deaths.
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