Russia’s coronavirus cases rise by over 15,000 in the past day

Russia’s coronavirus cases rise by over 15,000 in the past day

Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 15,099 in the past day to 1,399,334, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Sunday, TASS reports.

The growth rate in cases in the past three days reached 1.1%. The lowest growth rates were recorded in Chechnya (0.2%), the Chuvash and Tatarstan Republics (0.5%).

Most new cases of infection - 4,610 - were confirmed in Moscow versus 4,648 a day earlier and in St. Petersburg - 674, a record high number since the start of the pandemic, as well as in the Moscow Region - 460, the Rostov and Nizhny Novgorod Regions - 289 and 288.

The number of the so-called active cases (patients who are undergoing treatment now) exceeded 300,000 in Russia for the first time. Currently, some 304,571 people are ill in the country (21.8% of all those infected).

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