Russia identifies over 2,500 new Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours, total rate at 18,300, 18 people die - HQ
MOSCOW. April 13 (Interfax) - Russia has identified over 2,500 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, and the total sickness rate has exceeded 18,300, the operative headquarters for the coronavirus response said in a statement on Monday.
"Over the past day, 2,558 Covid-19 cases have been registered in 62 regions of Russia," the statement said.
Out of 2,558 new cases, 1, 355 have been registered in Moscow, 495 in the Moscow region, and 121 in St. Petersburg, it said.
"The number of cumulative cases has reached 18,328 (+16.2%) in 82 regions of Russia," the statement said.
The number of deaths associated with Covid-19 increased by 18 in Russia over the past 14 hours, bringing the total death toll to 148.
"Eighteen patients with coronavirus died over the past 24 hours. A total of 148 people died in Russia in the entire period," the headquarters said.
Ten deaths were registered in Moscow, three in the Nizhny Novgorod region, two in Chechnya, one in the Moscow region, one in the Murmansk region and one in North Ossetia over the past 24 hours.
Almost 180 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals upon recovery in Russia in the past 24 hours, and the total number of recovered coronavirus patients has neared 1,500.
"In the past 24 hours, 179 persons have been discharged upon recovery. The total number of recovered patients has reached 1,470 in Russia," the statement said.