Russia confirms record 11,656 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

MOSCOW (XINHUA) – Russia has reported a record of 11,656 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 221,344, its coronavirus response centre said in a statement yesterday.

The single-day increase has been over 10,000 for nine consecutive days in Russia, the centre’s data showed.

The death toll grew by 94 to 2,009, while 39,801 people have recovered, including a record of 5,495 over the last 24 hours, the statement said. Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, confirmed 6,169 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 115,909.

Russia’s consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said in a statement yesterday that 247,842 people were under medical observation as of Sunday.

More than 5.6 million lab tests for COVID-19 have been conducted across the country so far, it added.