Russia confirms 23,962 new COVID-19 cases
Moscow: Russia recorded 23,962 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 5,682,634, the federal response center said on Wednesday.
"Over the past day, 5,682,634 COVID-19 cases were confirmed across 85 Russian regions, including 2,938 cases (12.3%) without clinical symptoms," the statement said, adding that the rate of increase fell to 0.42%.
Moscow confirmed 5,621 daily infections. The Russian capital was followed by the Moscow region with 2,531 cases and St. Petersburg with 1,906 cases.
The response center reported a new record of 725 fatalities linked to the coronavirus, raising the country's death toll to 140,041.
In the same 24 hours, 20,067 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals across the country, bringing the total to 5,121,919. (ANI/Sputnik)