Maximum Pressure on Russian Healthcare System during Coronavirus


The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia’s healthcare system was under “maximum” pressure due to COVID-19 and that more than 90% of hospital beds in some regions were full, Reuters reported.

Russia’s daily tally of coronavirus cases surged to a record high of 17,717 on Thursday. Authorities also reported a record toll of 366 deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 27,301.