The Russian authorities have confirmed a total of 10,817 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, increasing the national total to 198,676, according to the National Operations Center on Saturday to combat the spread of the virus.
“In the last 24 hours in Russia, 10,817 new cases of coronavirus infections have been confirmed in 84 (out of 85) regions, including 4,399 cases without clinical symptoms (40.7 percent),” said the official Sputnik news agency.
The balance added 104 deaths in the past 24 hours to a total of 1,827 deaths in the country since the deadly pandemic was declared.
This contagion rate has put Russia fifth in the world behind the United States, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. According to the national consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor, the country has carried out more than 5.2 million tests to detect Covid-19 disease this Saturday, around 234,000 tests in the past few hours.