This is a new mortality record: since the beginning of the pandemic the country has never recorded 700 or more deaths in a day. The previous record was set on July 3, when 697 people were announced to have died from coronavirus.
The highest number of deaths from coronavirus during the last day was recorded in Moscow (114) and St. Petersburg (99).
The total number of Covid-19 Russian victims since the beginning of the pandemic is 139,316 people (according to the federal headquarters). However, according to Federal State Statistics Service, more than 270 thousand people died by the end of April 2021. The total number of disease cases since the beginning of the pandemic has exceeded 5.658 million.
As it was reported earlier, almost all Covid-19 patients in Russia with artificial lung ventilation had Delta strain.