Russia reports 20,958 new COVID-19 cases, 805 deaths

Russia reports 20,958 new COVID-19 cases, 805 deaths

MOSCOW, 17th August, 2021 (WAM/Reuters) — Russia reported 805 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday, close to a record high, amid a surge in cases.
The government coronavirus taskforce also reported 20,958 new cases in the last 24 hours, including 2,006 in Moscow, pushing the infection tally in Russia to 6,642,559 since the pandemic began.