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Russia’s daily COVID-19 case tally tops 200,000 for first time – Metro US

Russia’s daily COVID-19 case tally tops 200,000 for first time

Hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease in Moscow
Hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s daily COVID-19 cases exceeded 200,000 for the first time since the pandemic began as the Omicron coronavirus variant continued to spread, authorities said on Friday.

New cases jumped to 203,949, from 197,076 a day earlier. The government coronavirus task force also reported 722 deaths in the last 24 hours.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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