Coronavirus Cases Spike in Russia, Over 8,000 New Infections Recorded


Russia’s coronavirus cases grew by 8,135 in the past day, a record high since June 16, and the total case tally reached 1,159,573, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said, as reported by Russian news agency TASS.

According to its data, the growth in the past two days stood at 0.7%.

Some 2,217 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Moscow, 237 in St. Petersburg, 212 in the Moscow Region, 193 in the Rostov Region, 165 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region and 158 in the Voronezh Region.

The lowest growth rates in the past day were registered in the Republic of Adygeya (0%), the Krasnodar Region (0.2%), the Orlov, Yarslavl and Kirov Regions, and in the Republic of Udmurtia (0.3%).

Currently, a total of 193,268 people are undergoing treatment in Russia.