Russia releases new COVID-19 fatality numbers 3 times higher than previous reports

The World

In Russia, COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Yesterday, the Russian government came out with newly updated fatality numbers. According to Rosstat, the Russian Federal Statistics Agency, the coronavirus death toll is more than three times higher than previously reported. That's 186,000 deaths — the third-highest number after the US and Brazil. Host Carol Hills talks with Russian science writer Irina Yakutenko, author of a new book about the pandemic, "The Virus that Broke the Planet."