In the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 22 866 cases of COVID-19 and 793 deaths due to a disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The total case count going up to 6 447 750 and 164 881 deaths, the anti-coronavirus crisis center informed.
- Russia saw more than 530 000 excess deaths between the start of the pandemic and the end of June 2021, according to official data.
- The European Union now recognizes vaccination certificates from San Marino, where 90% of those vaccinated have received Sputnik V.
- Russia has approved clinical trials of a combination of its Sputnik V and the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine that will run through next spring.
- Starting Aug. 9, Russia plans to resume flights with Egypt's resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, the national coronavirus task force announced late Friday. Russia also plans to resume flights with Bahrain, the Dominican Republic and Moldova on that date.
- Scientists believe that Russia has reached 60% herd immunity through a combination of vaccines and infections as the country struggles to increase vaccination rates amid a deadly Delta variant-driven surge in the pandemic.
- Muscovites and guests of the capital will no longer be required to present QR codes in order to dine indoors at Moscow’s restaurants, cafes and bars, according to a mayoral decree.