31 Mar 2020 14:36

Russia identifies 500 new Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours, bringing total cases to 2,337 - HQ

MOSCOW. March 31 (Interfax) - Russia has identified 500 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to more than 2,000, the operative headquarters for coronavirus response said in a statement on Tuesday.

"As of today, the Russian Federation has recorded a total of 2,337 coronavirus cases in 73 regions," the statement said.

According to the headquarters, 500 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 24 regions of Russia over the past day.

Most new cases, or 387, were identified in Moscow, which is followed by St. Petersburg with 48, Dagestan with 9, the Sverdlovsk region also with 9, the Murmansk region and Buryatia with 6, Tatarstan and the Penza region with 5, the Leningrad region with 3, the Rostov region with 3, the Voronezh region, the Astrakhan region, Bashkortostan, the Tyumen region, and the Primorye Territory all with 2, and the Kostroma region, Kalmykia, the Nizhny Novgorod region, the Samara region, the Altai Territory, the Irkutsk region, the Khabarovsk Territory, the Magadan region, and Crimea all with one case each.

A total of 55 patients have been discharged from hospitals upon recovery over the past day, including 42 in Moscow, four in the Moscow region, two in St. Petersburg, and one each in the Primorye, Krasnoyarsk, and Krasnodar territories, and the Kurgan, Yaroslavl, Leningrad, and Kirov regions. A total of 121 patients have recovered as of now.

Eight coronavirus deaths were recorded over the course of the day, including five in Moscow and one each in St. Petersburg and the Vladimir and Penza regions. A total of 17 deaths from coronavirus have been recorded in Russia thus far.