MOSCOW, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Russia registered 29,039 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest number of daily infections to date, the country's COVID-19 response center said Sunday.
The national caseload has grown to 2,460,770, including 1,937,738 recoveries, the center said.
Meanwhile, 457 new deaths were reported, taking the nationwide count to 43,141.
Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 7,512 new cases in the same period, bringing its total to 647,562.
Russia currently ranks fourth globally for the total number of infections.
Over 79.3 million COVID-19 tests have so far been conducted across the country.