Number of coronavirus cases in Russia spikes to 124,054

  • 14:23 02 May 2020

Number of coronavirus cases in Russia spikes to 124,054

Russia has registered a record 9,623 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 124,054, the national coronavirus response centre said Saturday, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

On Friday, Russia reported 7,933 new cases, which was also a record daily increase.

"Over the past 24 hours, 9,623 COVID-19 cases have been registered in 83 regions. Of these, 4,488 (or 46.6 percent) have been detected with people showing no clinical symptoms", the centre said in a statement.

This brings the total tally to 124,054 (+8.4 percent) in 85 regions across Russia.

Of the new cases, 5,358 were registered in Moscow, 807 in the Moscow Region, and 323 in St. Petersburg (compared to yesterday's 3,561, 797, and 349, respectively).

The country's COVID-19 death toll has increased by 57 (96 yesterday) to 1,222.

A total of 1,793 patients have recovered over the past 24 hours (1,601 yesterday), bringing the total number of cured people to 15,013.