Russia marks more virus deaths as nations roll out vaccines

Moscow (AFP) – Russia on Monday reported more than three times more coronavirus deaths than previously announced, making it the nation with the third-highest number of fatalities, as countries across the globe ramped up vaccination campaigns in a bid to beat the pandemic. More than 1.76 million people have died since the virus crisis erupted in China a year ago, upending lives and casting the global economy into chaos, with the United States and Brazil counting for the most fatalities. Russia’s Rosstat statistics agency said on Monday that the number of coronavirus deaths between January and N…

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