The number of new COVID-19 cases in Russia recorded over the past day has risen by 8,764, while 9,262 people have been discharged from hospitals, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Wednesday, TASS informs.
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the number of recoveries in the country over the past day has exceeded the tally of new cases.
Russia’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed 300,000, reaching 308,705. The total number of recovered patients has grown to 85,392. The growth recorded over the past day was nearly 1.5 times higher than the previous record set on May 19, when the crisis center reported 5,921 recoveries.
The daily growth rate in new cases has dropped from 3.2% to a record low of 2.9%. It has plunged below 3% for the first time since the outbreak of the new disease.
The number of patients with COVID-19 who are undergoing treatment has declined in Russia and in Moscow for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The number of so-called active coronavirus cases in Russia has dropped from 220,974 to 220,341. In Moscow, the decrease was more significant – from 116,460 on Tuesday to 113,644 on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Russia has recorded 135 fatalities from the coronavirus over the past day, the biggest number recorded in the country since the start of the pandemic. The total death toll in Russia has climbed to 2,972. Some 75 people died of the coronavirus in Moscow, 14 in the Moscow Region, four in St. Petersburg, Dagestan, the Nizhny Novgorod Region, three in the Kostroma Region, and North Ossetia.