Russia Reports Less Than 20,000 Daily COVID-19 Cases for the First Time Since November 5


Russia’s coronavirus cases grew by 19,851 in the past day and for the first time since November 5 the daily case tally was less than 20,000, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported on Wednesday, TASS informs.

Russia’s total COVID-19 case count rose to 1,836,960. The average growth rate dropped from 1.2% to 1.1%.

A total of 4,477 COVID-19 patients were identified in Moscow over the past day, 1,366 of whom were taken to hospitals, the city’s coronavirus situation monitoring task force told the media on Wednesday.

“A total of 4,477 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection were confirmed in the city over the past day, 1,366 of whom were taken to hospitals; 361 hospital patients are on lung ventilators,” the task force said.

In the group of the newly-identified coronavirus cases 11.3% are children; 45.5% are aged 18 to 45; 29.7% are 46-65 years of age; 9.7% percent are between 66 and 79 years; and 3.8% are older than 80. All patients and their close contacts are under medical observation.

The anti-coronavirus task force has issued a fresh reminder that those above 65 years of age and people with chronic diseases, as well as 6-11 grade school students and university students (all of them studying online) are obliged to stay at home. The wearing of masks and gloves and social distancing at public places is obligatory.

Moscow’s COVID-19 rates are Russia’s highest. In all, 485,545 cases of the infection have been identified in the city since the pandemic began; 350,746 have recovered and 7,502 died.