Number of Russia's coronavirus cases rises by 5,849 over past day
The number of coronavirus cases in Russia has risen by 5,849 over the past 24 hours, reaching 68,622 in all regions of the county, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported.
Of that number, 2957 patients have been identified in Moscow, 611 - in the Moscow region, 253 - in Saint Petersburg, 113 - in Dagestan, 94 - in Nizhny Novgorod region, 84 - in Krasnodar region.
The growth rate does not exceed 10% for the third day in a row.
"A total of 68,622 coronavirus cases (+9.3%) have been recorded in 85 regions of Russia. Over the past 24 hours, 677 people have been discharged after recovering, the total number of recoveries is 5,568. Sixty coronavirus patients have died over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 615," the crisis center said.
It noted that 2,697 new patients (46.1%) had no symptoms, TASS reported.
To date, a total of 62,773 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 4,891 patients having recovered from the virus. Moscow accounts for the majority of cases (33,940). Russia’s latest data indicates 555 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.