16 Apr 2020 11:41

HQ: 3,450 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Russia in past 24 hours, overall number is almost 28,000

MOSCOW. April 16 (Interfax) - More than 3,400 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in Russia in the past 24 hours (+14%), pushing the overall number of coronavirus cases in the country to 28,000, the coronavirus response headquarters said.

"A total of 3,448 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus infection have been confirmed in 78 regions of Russia over the past 24 hours," the headquarters said on Thursday.

Of them, 1,370 new cases have been recorded in Moscow, which currently has 16,146 Covid-19 patients, another 467 in the Moscow region, and 154 in St. Petersburg.

"Thus, Russia currently has 27,938 cases of the coronavirus infection (+14.1%) in 84 regions," the headquarters said.