“As of January 21, 2022, 859 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected,” the agency said in a Telegram message.

In the city of Yakutsk, 678 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in 24 hours.

During the day, laboratories in the republic conducted 7079 tests for coronavirus infection. 

Infectious disease doctor Nikolai Malyshev, in an interview with Nation News, recalled the importance of following preventive measures against the background of the detection of the omicron coronavirus strain.