27 Aug 2021 11:18

Russia registers 19,509 new Covid-19 cases, 798 deaths in past 24 hours - HQ

MOSCOW. Aug 27 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 19,509 new cases of Covid-19 and 798 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Friday.

"Over the past day, 19,509 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 85 regions of Russia, including 1,364 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (7.0%)," the headquarters said.

Over the past day, 798 people have died from Covid-19 in Russia. The country saw another all-time high of 820 deaths on Thursday. Daily mortality reached 819 in Russia on August 14 and began to gradually decline. The smallest death toll since July, 762, was reported on August 22, followed by an increase in mortality levels.

Daily morbidity has also been on the decline in this reporting period. There were about 22,100 infections reported on August 14, and the rate had decreased to around 18,800 by August 24. There were around 19,600 new infections reported in the country on Thursday.

The most deaths are still being registered in Moscow (51), followed by St. Petersburg (33) and the Krasnodar Territory and the Sverdlovsk region (32 each).

As many as 19,217 patients have recovered from Covid-19 over the past day.

According to the headquarters, Moscow reported 1,509 new cases of Covid-19 and 2,297 recoveries on Friday.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia, it has registered a total of 6,844,049 cases of Covid-19, including 180,041 deaths and 6,112,035 recoveries.

Russian consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Friday that Russia has performed more than 177.1 million Covid-19 diagnostic tests to date, including 471,000 over the past day. As many as 1,255,075 people remain under medical observation.