As Russia faces a sharp increase again in infections, the Kremlin on Monday called the coronavirus situation in the country “difficult.”, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.
Speaking at a government meeting, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said 65 Russian regions are experiencing growth in coronavirus cases.
"The incidence rate is growing in more regions, there were about 30 regions initially, today we see that about 65 regions give an increase in morbidity to some extent," he said.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov echoed the health minister, describing the situation as "difficult". He said the developments are still "more bad than good."
Russia on Monday reported 17,378 new cases registered over the last 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 5.33 million while active cases reached 326,070.
As many as 440 people died over the past day, with the nationwide death toll hitting 129,801, the coronavirus emergency task force said in a daily report.
The total recoveries stand around 4.87 million as 8,361 more people recovered.
Moscow keeps first place by the most cases, making up for almost half of all infections -- 152,805 are being treated in Russia's capital.
According to Moscow Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova, the situation is not getting better despite tougher measures announced last week.
Last week, the Moscow authorities suspended children's playgrounds and playrooms, food courts, and zoos.