14 Oct 2020 11:40

Daily coronavirus numbers hit all-time high of over 14,000 in Russia - HQ

MOSCOW. Oct 14 (Interfax) - Russia registered 14,231 new coronavirus cases and 239 deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Over the past day, 14,231 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 84 regions of Russia, including 3,585 active asymptomatic cases (25.2%)," the headquarters said.

The growth has been the steepest in Moscow, which reported 4,573 new coronavirus cases over the past day.

According to the headquarters, 1,970 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospitals and 52 patients died in Moscow in the past 24 hours.

By now, Russia has seen a total of 1,340,409 coronavirus cases (+1.1%) in 85 regions, including 23,205 deaths and 1,039,705 recoveries, among them 7,920 patients discharged over the past day, the headquarters said.

According to the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor), Russia has performed over 51.8 million coronavirus tests, including 446,000 over the past day. As many as 276,164 people remain under medical observation.