Russia reports 24,072 new Covid-19 cases, 779 related deaths

The government coronavirus task force said 779 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours.

MOSCOW: Russia reported 24,072 new Covid-19 cases today, including 3,406 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 6,126,541.

The government coronavirus task force said 779 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national death toll to 153,874.

Russia has been in the grip of a surge in cases that authorities blame on the more contagious Delta variant, though some officials have suggested in recent days that cases, at least in Moscow, have started to decline.

Z24 News

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