Russia records new high of 29,935 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia records new high of 29,935 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia’s coronavirus cases in the past day rose by 29,935, a new high since the start of the pandemic, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said.

The total COVID-19 case tally hit 2,963,688, according to the crisis center. The growth rate rose to 1%.

Moscow confirmed 8,203 coronavirus cases in the past day. Some 3,756 COVID-19 cases were recorded in St. Petersburg, 1,538 in the Moscow Region, 502 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, 442 in the Pskov Region and 418 in the Sverdlovsk Region.

The lowest growth rates in the past 24 hours were registered in the Nenets Autonomous Region (0.4%), the Tuva Republic (0.5%), the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, the Magadan Region, Karachay-Cherkess Republic, the Republic of Mari El, the Novosibirsk and Kemerovo Regions (0.6%).

Currently, as many as 539,735 people are ill with the coronavirus disease in Russia, TASS reported.

As many as 635 coronavirus deaths were recorded in Russia in the past 24 hours, the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic. The overall death toll has hit 53,096.

According to data from the crisis center, 1.79% of coronavirus patients have died in Russia.

In particular, 72 coronavirus deaths were recorded in St. Petersburg in the past day, 24 in the Rostov region and 18 in the Perm region. The Moscow and Krasnoyarsk regions reported 29 fatalities each.

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