Russia’s Coronavirus Infection Tally Climbs to near One Million

Russian Health Ministry announced that 4,980 new coronavirus cases were detected on Sunday, pushing its confirmed national tally up to 990,326, Reuters reported.


Authorities said 68 people had died of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, raising the official death toll to 17,093.

According to the data, the daily growth rate in the past 15 days did not exceed 0.5%.

Some 695 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Moscow, 186 in St. Petersburg, 165 in the Moscow Region, 143 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region and 134 in the Rostov Region.

The lowest growth rate was registered in the Nenets and Chukotka Autonomous Regions (0%), the Moscow and Smolensk Regions (0.2%), Moscow, the Kamchatka Region, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, the Kursk and Tula Regions and the Chechen Republic (0.3%).

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