Russia registers 35,681 new Covid-19 cases, lowest number since Oct 24, 1,241 deaths in past 24 hours - HQ
MOSCOW. (Interfax) - Russia has registered 35,681 new cases of Covid-19, which is the lowest number since October 24, and 1,241 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Monday.
"Over the past day, 35,681 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 85 regions of Russia, including 2,319 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (6.5%)," the headquarters said.
The number of daily infections is down to the level of October 24, when Russia saw 35,660 new cases of Covid-19 before the coronavirus morbidity curve began to rise on a daily basis. There is a downward trend at present, but the authorities say it is too early to talk about stabilization.
According to the headquarters, Moscow has seen 2,786 new infections in the past 24 hours, which is almost 20% lower than Sunday. There are 2,215 new cases in St. Petersburg and 1,784 in the Moscow region.
Over the past day, 1,241 patients have died from Covid-19 across Russia, with the most deaths registered in Moscow (94), St. Petersburg (77), and the Moscow region (68).
Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia, it has registered a total of 9,366,839 cases of Covid-19, 265,336 deaths, and 8,053,643 recoveries, including 28,713 persons discharged from hospital over the past day, 5,539 of them in Moscow.
Russian consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Monday that Russia has performed more than 221 million Covid-19 diagnostic tests to date, including 452,000 over the past day. As many as 1,892,874 people remain under medical observation.