Russia has confirmed 10,747,125 cases of coronavirus and 319,911 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is at least 929,000.

Jan. 14: What you need to know today

  • Russia on Friday reported 23,820 new Covid-19 infections and 739 deaths.
  • Russia will delay controversial legislation over the use of coronavirus health passes for access to public spaces, officials said Friday, citing “new challenges” presented by the Omicron variant.
  • Foreigners will be able to obtain a coronavirus health pass — QR code — in Russia by taking an antibody test, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said Friday. The passes…