4 May 2021 11:40

Russia reports 7,770 new Covid-19 cases, lowest figure since end of Sept 2020, 337 deaths in past day - HQ

MOSCOW. May 4 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 7,770 cases of Covid-19, the lowest number of new cases per day since the end of September 2020, and 337 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Over the past day, 7,770 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 82 regions of Russia, including 945 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (12.2%)," the headquarters said.

Thus, the current number of new daily cases of Covid-19 has declined to the levels reported at the end of September 2020 (7,764 new Covid-19 cases were recorded on September 27, 2020).

In the past 24 hours, 6,755 patients were discharged from hospitals upon recovery, and 337 patients died from Covid-19 across Russia.

Russia registered 8,489 new cases of Covid-19, 336 related deaths, and 6,367 recoveries the day before.

According to the headquarters, Moscow has seen 2,050 new cases of Covid-19, the highest daily morbidity among Russia's regions, 61 deaths, and 1,584 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

Morbidity has been the lowest in the Republic of Altai (one case) and the Magadan and Sakhalin regions and Tuva (two cases each). Not a single infection was reported by the Jewish, Nenets, and Chukotka autonomous districts.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia on March 2, 2020, it has registered a total of 4,839,514 cases of Covid-19, including 111,535 deaths and 4,457,044 recoveries. Thus, there are currently 270,935 active cases of Covid-19 in the country (the overall number of cases minus all recoveries and all related deaths).

Russian consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Tuesday that Russia has performed more than 130.2 million Covid-19 diagnostic tests to date, including 153,000 over the past day. As many as 505,172 people remain under medical observation.