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Russia’s Leads All Countries in COVID-19 Fatalities

November 15, 2021 • 3:15 pm CST
(Coronavirus Today)

The Moscow Times reported on November 15, 2021, Russia confirmed new 1,211 deaths related to COVID-19. These fatalities increase the overall total deaths to 256,597 deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Russia is now the world leader in coronavirus deaths for the first time since the pandemic began in early 2020.

And the total excess fatality count since the start of the pandemic has exceeded 723,000.

In response, the city of St. Petersburg has mandated vaccination against Covid-19 for all residents over 60 years of age and people with certain chronic illnesses.

Furthermore, Russia will introduce health passes for access to public places, restaurants, and intercity trains and planes as a tactic designed to boost the vaccination campaign.