WORLD Russia's COVID-19 cases top 3 mln


Russia's COVID-19 cases top 3 mln


17:33, December 26, 2020

MOSCOW, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Russia registered 29,258 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 3,021,964, the country's COVID-19 response center said Saturday.

Policemen wearing face masks walk on snow-covered Red Square in downtown Moscow during a heavy snowfall on December 25, 2020, amid the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic. Russia confirmed 29,018 new Covid-19 cases on December 25.(Photo: AFP)

Meanwhile, 567 new deaths were reported, taking the nationwide count to 54,226, the center said, adding that to date, 2,426,439 people have recovered, including 28,185 recoveries over the past day.

Moscow, Russia's worst-hit region, reported 7,480 new cases, taking its tally of infections to 779,584.

Over 88.6 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted across the country.

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