COVID-19 case count in Russia exceeds 1 million
In the past 24 hours, 4,729 new COVID-19 cases were registered in Russia, which makes the total case count 1,000,048, the operational headquarters said.
According to the HQ, the daily increase rate has stayed below 0.5% for 17 days already.
The lowest case growth rates were registered in the Nenets and Chukotka Autonomous Regions (0%), Chechnya, Moscow and Smolensk Regions (0.2% each), Moscow, the Kamchatka Region, the Khanty-Mansiysk Region, the Tula Region (0.3% each).
In particular, 641 new cases were registered in Moscow, 185 - in St. Petersburg, 156 - in the Moscow Region, 133 - in the Rostov Region, 132 - in the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
A total of 167,044 patients are currently infected with COVID-19 in Russia.
The number of coronavirus patients discharged over the past 24 hours in Russia has increased by 6,318, including 1 262 in Moscow, bringing the total to 815,705, TASS reported.
The number of COVID-19 fatalities in Russia over the past 24 hours increased by 123, pushing the total to 17,299.