10 Dec 2021 11:53

Russia registers 30,873 new cases of Covid-19, 1,176 deaths in past 24 hours - HQ

MOSCOW. Dec 10 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 30,873 new cases of Covid-19 and 1,176 deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Friday.

"Over the past day, 30,873 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 85 regions of Russia, including 2,261 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (7.3%)," the headquarters said.

There were 3,477 new infections in Moscow, 2,267 in St. Petersburg, and 1,712 in the Moscow region, it said.

Over the past day, 1,176 patients died from Covid-19 across Russia, mostly, in Moscow (89), the Moscow region (56), and St. Petersburg (55).

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia, it has registered a total of 9,956,679 cases of Covid-19, including 287,180 deaths and 8,673,518 recoveries, including 35,657 persons discharged from hospital over the past day, 3,372 of them in Moscow.

The Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) said on Friday that Russia has performed more than 229.8 million Covid-19 diagnostic tests to date, including 570,000 over the past day. As many as 1,659,852 people remain under medical observation.