WORLD Russian COVID-19 cases surpass 940,000


Russian COVID-19 cases surpass 940,000


10:11, August 21, 2020

Photo provided by Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) shows a researcher working in a laboratory of the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 6, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Russia registered 4,785 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 942,106, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Thursday.

Meanwhile, 110 new deaths were reported, taking the nationwide count to 16,099.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 688 new cases, taking its tally of infections to 255,136, the response center said.

According to the statement, 755,513 people have recovered so far, including 6,090 over the past day.

As of Wednesday, 224,167 people were still under medical observation, while over 33.5 million tests have been conducted across the country, Russia's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said Thursday in a separate statement.

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