Russia records 5,670 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

Russia records 5,670 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
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Russia has registered 5,670 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours (5,529 yesterday), which brings the cumulative total to 1,079,519, the country's coronavirus response centre said on Wednesday, A{A reports citing Sputnik.

"Over the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 5,670 COVID-19 cases in 84 regions, of which 1,309 (23.1 percent) have been detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," the response centre said in a statement, adding that the total tally has reached 1,079,519.

Moscow recorded 750 cases, St. Petersburg registered 207 cases, and the Moscow region confirmed 173 new cases. No new cases were recorded in the Chukotka Autonomous Region.

In the past 24 hours, Russia recorded 132 COVID-19 fatalities, bringing the death toll to 18,917, and 5,809 recoveries, taking the total to 890,114.

According to the public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, over 41.4 million tests to detect COVID-19 have been conducted in Russia since the beginning of the pandemic, and 223,000 suspected carriers remain under medical monitoring.

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