4 Aug 2022 11:19

Daily Covid-19 morbidity in Russia tops 17,000, first time since early April, 44 patients die in past 24 hours - HQ

MOSCOW. Aug 4 (Interfax) - The daily Covid-19 morbidity has topped 17,100 in Russia for the first time since the beginning of April, which is almost 2,500 infections more than reported on Wednesday, while 1,916 patients have been hospitalized and 44 patients have died over the past day, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Thursday.

"As of August 4, Russia reported 17,126 new cases of Covid-19 and 1,916 patients were hospitalized, down 6.0% from the previous day," the headquarters said.

The number of hospitalizations has grown in 41 constituent territories, has decreased in 38, and has remained unchanged in six, it said.

Forty-four patients have died over the day, as against 43 the day before.

The daily morbidity has grown by 2,488 cases from 14,638 reported on Thursday.

This is the first time the daily morbidity has topped 17,000 since April 3, 2022, when almost 17,000 infections were seen.

"Meanwhile, 9,752 patients have recovered, down 5.0% from August 3," the headquarters said.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Russia has seen a total of 18,653,867 Covid-19 cases, including 382,604 deaths and 18,010,066 recoveries.