The Russian government has confirmed 6,852 new cases of coronavirus in the country in the last 24 hours, increasing the total number of infections to 627,646, as reported on Saturday by the National Center for Combating the Spread of the Virus.
The authorities have also confirmed 188 new deaths, increasing the total number of deaths in the country to 8,969, according to the official Sputnik news agency.
Most daily cases correspond to Moscow (750), the Moscow Province (366) and the city of Yanti-Mansisk (280).
57 people died in Saint Petersburg and 20 in Moscow. Another 12 people died in the Moscow region, another 11 in the Aryanguelsk province and 10 more in the Rostov province.