Russia registers 170,699 daily COVID-19 infections

A patient being wheeled to the hospital from an ambulance. (File photo: AP)

Russia has confirmed 170,699 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 15,370,419, the official monitoring and response center said Sunday.

The nationwide death toll has increased by 745 to 345,500, while the number of recoveries increased by 147,296 to 12,365,238.

Meanwhile, Moscow reported 6,388 new cases, taking its total to 2,664,189.

Over 86.6 million Russian citizens had received at least one dose of vaccines and over 82.6 million had been fully vaccinated, according to data released on Friday.

The level of herd immunity in the country stood at 59.7 percent, the data showed.