Fifty-one people with Covid-19 die in Russia in past 24 hours, death toll reaches 456 - HQ
MOSCOW. April 21 (Interfax) - Fifty-one people suffering from Covid-19 have died in Russia in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's coronavirus death toll to 456, the coronavirus response headquarters said on Tuesday.
"Fifty-one fatal coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, including 29 in Moscow," it said.
Thus, Russia's death toll from Covid-19 currently stands at 456.
As many as 427 people across Russia have recovered from the new coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours, the headquarters said.
"Over the past 24 hours, 427 people have been discharged from hospital after recovering nationwide, including 219 in Moscow," it said.
A total of 3,873 people have recovered from Covid-19 and have been discharged from hospital over the entire period of the epidemic, it said.
More than 5,600 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in Russia in the past 24 hours; of them, 45.5% are patients without symptoms, the headquarters said.
"In all, 5,642 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus infection have been confirmed in 78 regions of Russia in the past 24 hours, including 2,567 (45.5%) cases without clinical symptoms," it said.
Of this number, 3,083 new coronavirus patients have been recorded in Moscow, which currently has 29,433 Covid-19 cases.
Another 718 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in the Moscow region, 127 in St. Petersburg, and 101 in Nizhny Novgorod.
"Given this increase, Russia currently has 52,763 (+12%) cases of the coronavirus infection in 85 regions," the headquarters said.