Wed, 25 Nov 2020

Russia COVID-19 cases near 1.5 mln

24 Oct 2020, 18:51 GMT+10

MOSCOW, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Russia registered 16,521 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, slightly down from the record high of 17,340 a day earlier, the country's COVID-19 response center said Saturday.

Russia's cumulative number of coronavirus cases has grown to 1,497,167, including 25,821 deaths and 1,130,818 recoveries, the center said in a statement.

Moscow has seen a spike in COVID-19 infections, tallying 4,453 new cases over the past day, bringing the city's total to 391,361.

Russia has been witnessing a steep growth in COVID-19 cases over the past weeks, after many restrictions were lifted and people resumed gathering in large groups.

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