11 Jan 2022 12:08

Russia registers 17,525 new Covid-19 cases, 783 deaths in past 24 hours - HQ

MOSCOW. Jan 11 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 17,525 new cases of Covid-19, or nearly 1,700 more than on January 10, and 783 deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Over the past day, 17,525 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 84 regions of Russia [as against 15,830 the day before], including 2,280 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (13%)," the headquarters said.

Epidemiologists have warned that coronavirus morbidity might stop falling and start rising again in Russia after the New Year holidays. For now, the rise is significant only in Moscow, which reported 4,635 infections in the past 24 hours, or almost 67% more than on Monday (2,778).

St. Petersburg has also seen an uptick in coronavirus infections, from 1,419 on January 10 to 1,512 on Tuesday, yet it is hardly possible to speak of a trend based on a single day.

The situation has been relatively stable in other regions. The Moscow region saw 855 new cases of Covid-19 as against 1,197 on Monday.

In the past 24 hours, 783 patients died from Covid-19 across Russia, mostly, in Moscow (68), St. Petersburg (66), and the Moscow region (38).

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia, it has registered a total of 10,684,204 cases of Covid-19, including 317,687 deaths and 9,732,018 recoveries, including 25,216 persons discharged from hospital over the past day, 2,692 of them in Moscow.

The Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) said on Tuesday that Russia has performed more than 243.9 million Covid-19 diagnostic tests to date, including 358,000 over the past day. As many as 922,965 people remain under medical observation.