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Russia Says Covid-19 Death Toll More Than Double Initial Reports

  • Rosstat data show 45,663 deaths with Covid-19 in April-August
  • Death toll from government virus staff seen understating size

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Russia’s Federal Statistics Service said 45,663 people have died with Covid-19 in April through August, more than double the death toll released by the government’s virus-response staff.