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Russia’s Covid Death Toll Surges to Record in October

  • Result fuels Russia’s deadliest year since World War II
  • ‘On a high plateau and waiting for omicron,’ expert says

Russia suffered the most fatalities of the Covid-19 pandemic in October, according to official data released Friday, adding to what a demographer says is on track to be the deadliest year since World War II. 

There were 74,839 deaths associated with the virus in October, a 47% increase over the previous monthly high in July, according to Federal Statistics Service data published late Friday. Russia has had over 575,000 deaths linked to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.