In the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 8 790 cases of COVID-19 and 364 deaths due to a disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The total case count going up to 4 931 691 and 115 480 deaths, the anti-coronavirus crisis center informed.
- Moscow has reported 3 818 new coronavirus cases Friday, the highest daily count since January, as Russia returned from an extended non-working period designed to prevent a third wave of the pandemic.
- Russia has confirmed the first cases of the Indian coronavirus mutation within its borders.
- The majority of Russians (62%) are still not ready to be vaccinated with their country’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, according to a poll by the independent Levada Center published Wednesday.
- More than 14 million Russians - 10% of the population - have received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, with 10 million having received both doses, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said Wednesday. Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the number of those vaccinated was increasing, though not as fast as the authorities would like.
- Mass prayer services for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan are banned in Moscow due to the coronavirus, the Russian Spiritual Administration of Muslims said Wednesday.