The pandemic of the new coronavirus from the Chinese city of Wuhan has registered more than 10,000 cases in Russia in the last 24 hours, which increases the balance between more than 187,000 infected people and 1,275 deaths, according to the Russian center responsible.
“In the last 24 hours in Russia, 10,699 new cases of coronavirus infections have been confirmed in 83 regions, including 5,232 cases without clinical symptoms,” the Russian authority said in a statement from the Russian news agency Sputnik.
In the past 24 hours, 98 patients have died from COVID-19, the coronavirus-derived disease, increasing the death toll to 1,723. A total of 26,608 people have recovered from the disease, including 2,805 who have been discharged in the last 24 hours.
Official figures from Russia contradict the estimate made by the Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobianin, on Thursday. He assured that only about 300,000 people could be infected in the Russian capital, which would significantly increase the total number of cases across Russia. .
“Obviously, the actual number of patients in the city is higher. This is projected to represent 2 or 2.5 percent of all Moscow citizens, or about 300,000 citizens,” he told the network. TV station Rossiya 24 collected by the Russian news agency Tass.