WORLD Russian adds 8,371 COVID-19 cases, total reaches 379,051


Russian adds 8,371 COVID-19 cases, total reaches 379,051


18:38, May 29, 2020

A municipal employee disinfects an underground pedestrian passage in Moscow, Russia, on May 28, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Russia confirmed 8,371 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 379,051, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Thursday.

The death toll increased by 174 to 4,142, while 150,993 people have recovered, including 8,785 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, confirmed 2,054 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 173,497.

As of Wednesday, 300,312 people were under medical observation, Russia's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said in a statement Thursday.

More than 9.7 million lab tests for COVID-19 have been conducted across the country so far, it added.

Experts believe that Russia has passed the peak of the pandemic.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Wednesday he had signed a decree easing some restrictions Monday.

In accordance with the decree, many trade and service enterprises will resume operations, while city residents will be allowed to go for walks, albeit with restrictions.

However, Sobyanin has extended the regime of self-isolation in the city to June 14.

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