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Russia Sees Record Population Decline As Excess Deaths Hit 1M

Russia experienced its largest population decline in 2021 since the end of the Soviet Union. Russia recorded almost one million excess deaths between the start of the pandemic and the end of 2021, as the country also reported its sharpest annual fall in population since the end of the Soviet Union. Pushed down by recordContinue reading “Russia Sees Record Population Decline As Excess Deaths Hit 1M”

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Moscow enters lockdown as the country is at risk to lead in global COVID infections – DW News

Moscow went into lockdown Thursday until November 7 to combat a surge in COVID cases. It comes as Russia officially recorded more than 40,000 new COVID infections and 1,159 deaths. Russia has officially recorded nearly 8.4 million cases and more than 235,000 deaths since the pandemic began, though the official statistics agency Rosstat said inContinue reading “Moscow enters lockdown as the country is at risk to lead in global COVID infections – DW News”

Russia shatters COVID-19 death record as surge persists, killing 968 in a single day

Russia has recorded a new record-high daily death toll from COVID-19, continuing a persistent rise that has brought new records almost daily in October. The national coronavirus task force reported Saturday that 968 people in Russia died of COVID-19 over the past day — about 100 more daily deaths than were recorded in late September. The taskContinue reading “Russia shatters COVID-19 death record as surge persists, killing 968 in a single day”

Over 50,000 COVID deaths in Russia last month: statistics agency

Russia’s Federal Statistics Agency Rosstat said Friday that the country saw 50,421 coronavirus deaths in July—more than double the official government figure. Russia—the fourth worst-hit country in the world in terms of COVID-19 cases—has struggled with the aggressive Delta variant and sluggish vaccination rates. Rosstat’s figure—released late on Friday—painted a far darker picture of theContinue reading “Over 50,000 COVID deaths in Russia last month: statistics agency”

Russia records more than 400,000 excess deaths during pandemic – Reuters calculations

Russia recorded more than 400,000 excess deaths from last April to this March during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the state statistics agency published on Friday. Excess death figures, which some epidemiologists say are the best way to measure the true toll from COVID-19 given that counting methods varyContinue reading “Russia records more than 400,000 excess deaths during pandemic – Reuters calculations”