Russia's total number of COVID-19 cases crosses three million mark

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk past social distancing signs placed near a skating rink amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Stavropol

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The total number of cases of coronavirus infections in Russia crossed the 3 million mark for the first time on Saturday after officials recorded 29,258 new cases in the preceding 24 hours and 567 deaths.

This brought the total number of cases of coronavirus in Russia since the start of the pandemic to 3,021,964, according to official data.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Mark Heinrich)