15 Oct 2021 12:19

Russia sees record 32,196 Covid-19 cases, new all-time high of 999 deaths in past 24 hours - HQ

MOSCOW. Oct 15 (Interfax) - Russia has registered a record 32,196 cases of Covid-19 and a new all-time high of 999 deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Friday.

"Over the past day, 32,196 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 85 regions of Russia, including 2,909 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (9.0%)," the headquarters said.

A surge in coronavirus infections began in Russia last week, and the daily numbers neared 30,000, or the previous all-time high registered on December 24, 2020. Since then, Russia has seen two new record highs, including 31,299 cases on Thursday and the 32,196 seen on Friday. The number of infections has grown by almost 1,000 over the day.

The largest number of cases was reported from Moscow, where 6,631 infections have been confirmed in the past 24 hours. The morbidity in the capital is staying at the level of July, when Moscow and all of Russia saw a surge in infections caused by the Delta variant.

In the past 24 hours, there were 2,632 new cases in St. Petersburg and 2,110 in the Moscow region.

Meanwhile, the number of deaths from Covid-19 has reached 999, or the largest number since the beginning of the pandemic.

The most deaths were reported from Moscow (70), St. Petersburg (62), and the Krasnodar Territory (40).

Since the onset of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia, it has registered a total of 7,925,176 cases of Covid-19, 221,313 deaths, and 6,950,024 recoveries, including 22,268 patients discharged from hospitals over the past day, among them 3,756 in Moscow.