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Covid-19 deaths hit record high in Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria as vaccination efforts lag

The daily number of Covid-19 deaths in Russia hit another high on Wednesday amid a surge in infections that has forced the Kremlin to order most Russians to stay off work starting this week.Sluggish vaccination rates have allowed the virus to spread quickly across Eastern Europe. Ukraine and Bulgaria also reported record daily death tolls on Tuesday.Russia’s national coronavirus task force on Wednesday reported 1,123 deaths in 24 hours, the most since the start of the pandemic. The number…

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