Russia confirms 23,378 new COVID-19 cases

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Russia recorded 23,378 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the to 5,658,672, the federal response centre said Tuesday.

“Over the past day, 23,378 COVID-19 cases were confirmed across 85 Russian regions, including 2,817 cases (12.1 per cent) without clinical symptoms,’’ the said.

The centre said that the rate increase fell to 0.41 per cent.

Moscow confirmed 5,498 daily infections.

The Russian capital was followed by the Moscow region with 2,536 cases and St. Petersburg with 1,869 cases.

The response centre reported a new record of 737 fatalities linked to the Coronavirus, raising the country’s death to 139,316.

In the same 24 hours, 18,411 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals across the country, bringing the total to 5,101,852.