Daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Russia tops 10,000

Daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Russia tops 10,000
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Russia has registered 10,499 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, up from 9,859 yesterday, taking the cumulative case total to 1,215,001, the coronavirus response center said on Sunday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The last time Russia recorded over 10,000 cases of infection in mid-May.

"In the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 10,499 COVID-19 cases in 85 regions, of which 2,920 (27.8 percent) were detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," the response centre said in a statement.

The largest increase was identified in Moscow, where 3,327 new positive tests were registered (up from 2,884 yesterday). A total of 392 new cases were recorded in St. Petersburg (up from 358 yesterday) and 296 cases were confirmed in the Moscow region (up from 259 yesterday).

The response centre reported 107 new coronavirus-related fatalities, 174 yesterday, raising Russia's total death toll to 21,358.

As many as 3,284 coronavirus patients were confirmed to have recovered over the last day, 5,563 yesterday, bringing the total number of discharges to 979,143.

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