Russia records over 15,000 coronavirus cases, 5,000 of them in Moscow, in past 24 hours

Russia records over 15,000 coronavirus cases, 5,000 of them in Moscow, in past 24 hours
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Russia has registered a record single-day increase of 15,150 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, up from 13,754 yesterday, taking the cumulative case total to 1,369,313, the country's coronavirus response centre said on Friday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"In the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 15,150 COVID-19 cases in 85 regions, of which 4,031 (26.6 percent) were detected with people showing no clinical symptoms", the response centre said in a statement, specifying that the total count has reached 1,369,313.

The largest increase was identified in Moscow, where 5,049 new positive tests were registered (up from 3,942 yesterday). A total of 647 new cases were recorded in St. Petersburg (up from 638 yesterday) and 448 cases were confirmed in the Moscow Region (up from 439 yesterday).

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