Over 5,800 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Russia in past 24 hours, 60 patients have died - HQ
MOSCOW. April 24 (Interfax) - More than 5,800 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in Russia in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's coronavirus tally to 68,600, the coronavirus response headquarters said.
"A total of 5,849 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus infection have been confirmed in 82 regions of Russia in the past 24 hours, including contacts and patients without clinical symptoms standing at 2,697 (46.1%)," it said on Friday.
"Given the latest increase, Russia currently has 68,622 (+9.3%) cases of the coronavirus infection in 85 regions," the headquarters said.
A total of 2,957 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded in Moscow, which has 36,897 cases as of Friday.
Sixty people with Covid-19 have died in Russia in the past 24 hours, including 37 in Moscow. The country's coronavirus death toll currently stands at 615.
"A total of 677 people have been discharged from hospitals upon recovery in the past 24 hours. The overall number of recoveries in Russia currently stands at 5,568," it said.