Russia reports 8,326 new COVID-19 cases, 399 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A man receives a dose of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a carriage of the Academician Fyodor Uglov medical train, at a railway station in the town of Tulun in Irkutsk Region, Russia March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Evgeny Kozyrev

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday reported 8,326 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,837 in Moscow, taking the national infection tally to 4,666,209 since the pandemic began.

The government coronavirus taskforce said that 399 people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing its death toll to 104,000. The federal statistics agency, which keeps a separate count has reported a much higher toll of more than 225,000 from April 2020 to February.

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