8 Jun 2021 11:45

Russia records almost 10,000 new Covid-19 cases for first time since mid-March, 379 people die

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 9,977 new cases of Covid-19 and 379 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Over the past day, 9,977 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 84 regions of Russia, including 1,497 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (15.0%)," the headquarters said.

Russia saw daily coronavirus morbidity levels between over 9,000 and 10,000 cases in the middle of March.

In the past 24 hours, 8,883 patients were discharged from hospitals upon recovery, and 379 patients died of Covid-19 across Russia.

According to the headquarters, Moscow reported 3,817 new cases of Covid-19, as well as 62 deaths and 2,018 recoveries, on Tuesday.

Coronavirus morbidity levels have been the highest in Moscow since the beginning of the pandemic. Over the past day, the smallest number of infections was reported by the Chukotka Autonomous Region (one) and the Jewish Autonomous District and the Magadan region (four each). There were zero infections reported in the Nenets Autonomous District.

Since the coronavirus epidemic began in Russia on March 2, 2020, it has registered a total of 5,145,843 cases of Covid-19, including 124,496 deaths and 4,752,085 recoveries.

Russian consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Tuesday that Russia has performed more than 140.8 million Covid-19 diagnostic tests to date, including 224,000 over the past day. As many as 524,010 people remain under medical observation.