15 Apr 2020 10:58

Twenty-eight coronavirus patients died in Russia in past 24 hours - HQ

MOSCOW. April 15 (Interfax) - Twenty-eight coronavirus patients died in Russia in the past 24 hours, and the death toll neared 200, the operative headquarters for the coronavirus response said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Twenty-eight coronavirus patients died in the past 24 hours. A total of 198 patients died in Russia by now," the statement said.

There are 11 deaths in Moscow, three in Dagestan, two in each of the Moscow and Pskov regions, Bashkortostan and Kalmykia, and one in each of St. Petersburg, the Penza, Tyumen, Belgorod and Astrakhan regions and Buryatia.

Russia saw 3,380 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, and the total number of cases neared 25,000, the headquarters said in a statement.

"Over the past day, 3,388 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 65 regions of Russia," the statement said.

There were 1,774 new cases in Moscow, which brought the total number of coronavirus cases in the capital to 14,776. There were also 272 new cases in the Moscow region, 137 in the Murmansk region, 130 in St. Petersburg, 108 in the Leningrad region, and 97 in Komi, the statement said.

"By now, Russia has recorded 24,490 accumulated coronavirus cases (+16.1%) in 84 regions," it said.

The headquarters noted that the Altai Republic is the only region of Russia, which has not seen a single Covid-19 case.

Two hundred and ninety-two people recovered in Russia from the new coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours, the operation headquarters said.

"Two hundred and ninety-two people who have recovered were discharged in the past 24 hours. A total of 1,986 people recovered in Russia over the entire period," according to a report released on Wednesday.