Covid grip continues in Russia, 4969 new cases

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 688 new cases, taking its tally of infections to 252,374, the response center said.

Russia registered 4,969 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 922,853, the country’s COVID-19 response center said in a statement Sunday.

Meanwhile, 68 new deaths were reported, taking the nationwide count to 15,685.

Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, reported 688 new cases, taking its tally of infections to 252,374, the response center said.

According to the statement, 732,968 people have recovered so far, including 3,557 over the past day.

As of Saturday, 229,888 people were still under medical observation, while over 32.5 million tests have been conducted across the country, Russia’s consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said Sunday in a separate statement.