WORLD Russia's COVID-19 cases up 4,696 to 966,189


Russia's COVID-19 cases up 4,696 to 966,189


17:46, August 25, 2020


Runners compete during a 10km Night Run event in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 22, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

MOSCOW, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Russia registered 4,696 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 966,189, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 120 new deaths were reported, taking the nationwide count to 16,568.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 681 new cases, bringing its tally of infections to 258,430, the response center said.

According to the statement, 779,747 people have recovered so far, including 6,652 over the past day.

As of Monday, 214,519 people were still under medical observation, while over 34.8 million tests have been conducted across the country.

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