Russia reports record virus deaths second day in a row: official tally

Photo taken on Aug. 4, 2021 shows a vaccination center in Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia. (Photo: Xinhua)

Russia on Friday recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll for a second day running, with 815 fatalities reported over the past 24 hours.

The new figures bring Russia's total fatalities from Covid-19 to 168,864 -- the highest toll in Europe.