20 Dec 2021 11:41

Russia registers 27,022 new cases of Covid-19, 1,019 deaths in past 24 hours - HQ

MOSCOW. Dec 20 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 27,022 new cases of Covid-19 and 1,019 deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Monday.

"Over the past day, 27,022 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 85 regions of Russia, including 2,169 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (8.0%)," the headquarters said.

There were 2,630 cases in Moscow, 1,958 in St. Petersburg, and 1,935 in the Moscow region, it said.

In the past 24 hours, 1,019 patients died from Covid-19 across Russia, mostly, in Moscow (78), St. Petersburg (64) and the Moscow region (53).

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia, it has registered a total of 10,241,812 cases of Covid-19, including 298.222 deaths and 9,014,980 recoveries, including 30,059 persons discharged from hospital over the past day, 2,642 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 235.6 million Covid-19 diagnostic tests to date, including 459,000 over the past day. As many as 1,527,924 people remain under medical observation.