13 Dec 2021 11:53

Russia registers 29,558 new cases of Covid-19, 1,121 deaths in past 24 hours - HQ

MOSCOW. Dec 13 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 29,558 new cases of Covid-19 and 1,121 deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Monday.

"Over the past day, 29,558 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 85 regions of Russia, including 2,328 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (7.9%)," the headquarters said.

According to the headquarters, there were 2,894 new cases of Covid-19 in Moscow, 1,999 in the Moscow region, and 1,968 in St. Petersburg.

Over the past day, 1,121 patients have died from Covid-19 across Russia, mostly in Moscow (84), the Moscow region (61), and St. Petersburg (60).

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia, it has registered a total of 10,046,454 cases of Covid-19, including 290,604 deaths and 8,769,916 recoveries, including 28,561 persons discharged from hospital over the past day, 3,016 of them in Moscow.

The Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) said on Monday that Russia has performed more than 232.1 million Covid-19 diagnostic tests to date, including 455,000 over the past day. As many as 1,635,442 people remain under medical observation.