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Russia’s daily COVID-19 cases hit record high for fifth day running – Metro US

Russia’s daily COVID-19 cases hit record high for fifth day running

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk past social distancing signs placed near
FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk past social distancing signs placed near a skating rink amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Stavropol

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia reported a record number of COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Tuesday as the Omicron variant of the virus spread across the country, the government coronavirus task force said.

New daily cases jumped to 67,809, from 65,109 a day earlier. The task force also reported 681 deaths.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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