19 Jan 2022 11:14

Coronavirus morbidity keeps rising in Russia: 33,899 new cases, 698 deaths reported in past 24 hours - HQ

MOSCOW. Jan 19 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 33,899 new cases of Covid-19, or 2,647 more than the day before, and 698 deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Over the past day, 33,899 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 85 regions of Russia, including 5,376 asymptomatic cases identified proactively (15.9%)," the headquarters said.

As epidemiologists have warned, the coronavirus situation in Russia has been dynamic and the number of infections has been growing amid the emergence of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus. In the past 24 hours, most cases have been reported from Moscow, 8,795, which is the largest number seen by the city in 2022, as well as from St. Petersburg (4,382) and the Moscow region (2,626).

Meanwhile, 698 patients have died from Covid-19 across the country, most of them in Moscow (71). St. Petersburg (62), and the Moscow region (38).

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia, it has registered a total of 10,899,411 cases of Covid-19, including 323,376 deaths and 9,925,855 recoveries, including 22,920 persons discharged from hospital over the past day, 1,997 of them in Moscow.

Russia's consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Wednesday that Russia has performed more than 247.6 million Covid-19 diagnostic tests to date, including 398,000 over the past day. As many as 1,029,130 people remain under medical observation.