News of the Day: 22 August 2021

RFE/RL: Russia reported 20,564 new coronavirus cases on August 22, taking the national tally to 6,747,087. The fresh figures include 1,661 in Moscow and 1,481 in St. Petersburg. The Russian coronavirus task force said 762 more deaths of coronavirus patients had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 176,044.

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