Russia reports record-high number of daily coronavirus deaths
Russia reported a record high of 432 new deaths related to the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the official death toll to 31,593.
Authorities also reported 19,851 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, including 4,477 in the capital Moscow, bringing the national tally to 1,836,960.
Russia’s total COVID-19 case count rose to 1,836,960. The average growth rate dropped from 1.2% to 1.1%.
A total of 4,477 COVID-19 patients were identified in Moscow over the past day, 1,366 of whom were taken to hospitals, the city’s coronavirus situation monitoring task force said.
"A total of 4,477 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection were confirmed in the city over the past day, 1,366 of whom were taken to hospitals; 361 hospital patients are on lung ventilators," the task force said.
In the group of the newly-identified coronavirus cases 11.3% are children; 45.5% are aged 18 to 45; 29.7% are 46-65 years of age; 9.7% percent are between 66 and 79 years; and 3.8% are older than 80. All patients and their close contacts are under medical observation.
In St. Petersburg, the number of new cases exposed in one day was the highest again, 1,574.
Yesterday, the Russian capital ordered clubs, bars and restaurants to stop serving customers after 11 p.m. starting this Friday through mid-January 2021 to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Russia’s Covid-19 information center said 18,616 people recovered from the virus Wednesday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,369,357.