9 Jun 2021 11:47

Russia registers over 10,400 new cases of Covid-19 first time since March 14, in addition to 399 deaths in past 24 hours - HQ

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 10,407 new cases of Covid-19, which is the highest number since March 2021, as well as 399 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Over the past day, 10,407 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 84 regions of Russia, including 1,682 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (16.2%)," the headquarters said.

Russia saw a similar number of new infections, 10,083, on March 14, and after that the daily coronavirus morbidity levels were steadily maintained at around 9,000 or even below 8,000 in late March, April and May.

In the past 24 hours, 9,814 patients were discharged from hospitals upon recovery, and 399 patients died from Covid-19 across Russia.

According to the headquarters, Moscow reported 4,124 new cases of Covid-19, as well as 58 deaths and 2,311 recoveries on Wednesday.

Over the past day, the smallest number of infections was reported by the Nenets Autonomous District (one), as well as in the Jewish Autonomous Region and the Magadan region (six in each). There were zero infections in the Chukotka Autonomous District.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia on March 2, 2020, it has registered a total of 5,156,250 cases of Covid-19, including 124,895 deaths and 4,761,899 recoveries.

The Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) said on Wednesday that Russia has performed more than 141.8 million Covid-19 diagnostic tests to date, including 305,000 over the past day. As many as 526,112 people remain under medical observation.