Dow Today – Russia reports 22,804 new COVID-19 cases, 789 deaths
MOSCOW, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Russia reported 22,804 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 2,484 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 6,288,677.
The government coronavirus task force said 789 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national death toll to 159,352.
The federal statistics agency has kept a separate count and has said Russia recorded around 290,000 deaths related to COVID-19 from April 2020 to May 2021.
(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Louise Heavens)