Russia confirms 27,179 daily Covid-19 cases

International |  IANS  | Published : Sun, Jan 16, 2022, 11:06 AM

Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) Russia registered 27,179 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 10,774,304, the official monitoring and response center has said.

The nationwide death toll grew by 723 to 320,634, while the number of recoveries increased by 26,584 to 9,835,884.

Meanwhile, Moscow, Russia's worst-hit region, reported 6,555 new cases, taking its total to 2,082,224. The Russian capital was followed by Saint Petersburg with 3,314 new cases, Xinhua news agency reported.

The level of herd immunity in the country stands at 63.7 per cent, data released on Friday showed.

Over 80.1 million Russian citizens had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 76.5 million of them had been fully vaccinated, according to data released on Friday.

The Russian government is formulating measures in urgent response to an upcoming wave of Covid-19 infections caused by the Omicron variant, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Wednesday.

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