Russia’s daily COVID cases cross 30,000 for first time since mid-March

By Thomson Reuters Aug 17, 2022 | 3:33 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia reported 33,106 new daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday, authorities said, the highest figure since mid-March this year.

Sixty-three people in Russia died of coronavirus over the past day, the country’s taskforce against the virus said.

Russia said in early July that it was ending all restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19, including the requirement to wear masks, citing a steady decline in deaths from the virus.

However, it did not rule out re-introducing restrictive measures if the situation deteriorates.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov. Writing by Caleb Davis; Editing by Alison Williams)