COVID-19 Cases In Russia Surpass 500,000

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Russia recorded 8,779 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 502,436, the country’s coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Thursday.

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According to the statement, the death toll grows by 174 to 6,532, while 261,150 people have recovered, including 8,367 over the last 24 hours.

Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, reported 1,436 newly confirmed cases, taking its tally of infections to 201,221.

“As of Wednesday, 321,923 people were under medical observation, while over 13.8 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted nationwide,’’ Russia’s consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said in a statement.

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