The Increase in Corona Cases in Russia Was Smaller Than the Day Before
The increase in corona cases and corona deaths in Russia in the past 24 hours was smaller than the day before. The health authorities reported on Friday.
The number of infections increased by 8,726 (that was 8,831 on Thursday) to 449,834. The number of deaths grew by 144 to 5,528. The increase was 169 on Thursday.
The virus from China made its appearance in Russia at the end of January by Chinese tourists in the Asian part of the country.
The authorities intervened quickly and managed to keep the virus reasonably under control there.
But in early March, the virus spread again, especially in Moscow. That was probably brought to the metropolis by travellers from Italy.