Number of coronavirus cases in Russia exceeds 1,000

Number of coronavirus cases in Russia exceeds 1,000

The number of people infected with the coronavirus in Russia has grown by 196 to 1,036 cases over the past twenty-four hours, the coronavirus monitoring center reported on Friday.

Another 196 coronavirus cases have been recorded in 16 regions of Russia, 157 of them in Moscow, the anti-coronavirus task said.

"As of today, Russia has registered 1,036 cases of the coronavirus infection by the progressive total method in 58 regions," the coronavirus monitoring center said.

"Seven people have been released from hospitals after their recovery in the past twenty-four hours. Over the entire period, 45 people have been discharged from hospitals," TASS cited the statement as saying.

A third patient has died of the coronavirus in Moscow, the center added.

According to the latest reports, about 536,700 cases have been confirmed worldwide. The virus’ death toll has exceeded 24,100.