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Russia coronavirus deaths on upswing amid Delta variant, low vaccine uptake

Russia on Friday reported 679 coronavirus deaths, a record number of pandemic-related fatalities over a 24-four period for the fourth day in a row, a government tally showed.Russia, the fifth worst-hit country in the world, is battling a surging outbreak driven by the highly infectious Delta variant and worsened by a lagging vaccination drive.The surge in infections prompted President Vladimir Putin again this week to urge Russians to get inoculated in a televised phone-in session with the…

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