28 Apr 2021 11:45

Daily coronavirus morbidity drops below 8,000 in Russia for first time since Sept 2020, 387 deaths registered in past 24 hours - HQ

MOSCOW. April 28 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 7,848 new cases of Covid-19 and 387 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Over the past day, 7,848 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 85 regions of Russia, including 1,077 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (13.7%)," the headquarters said.

Daily coronavirus morbidity has dropped below 8,000 in Russia for the first time since September 2020: there were 7,867 new cases of Covid-19 on September 27, 2020, followed by a steady growth in the morbidity curve, unlike the current period of decline and stabilization of the number of infections.

In the past 24 hours, 8,420 patients have been discharged from hospitals upon recovery, and 387 patients have died from Covid-19 across Russia.

According to the headquarters, Moscow saw 1,840 new cases of Covid-19, which was the highest number among Russia's regions, as well as 54 deaths and 1,688 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

The daily morbidity levels were the lowest in the Jewish, Nenets, and Chukotka autonomous districts, the Republic of Altai, and Tuva (one case each).

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia on March 2, 2020, it has registered a total of 4,787,273 cases of Covid-19, including 109,367 deaths and 4,411,098 recoveries.

Russian consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Wednesday that Russia has performed more than 128.5 million Covid-19 diagnostic tests to date, including 251,000 over the past day. As many as 504,440 people remain under medical observation.