Russian authorities this Monday reported more than 40,000 cases and about 1,150 deaths from coronavirus last day, numbers near historic highs, after registering the dramatic recovery in recent weeks.
The National Coronavirus Fighting Action Center has highlighted that 40,402 infections and 1,155 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 8,554,192 and 239,693 respectively.
The number of positives is lower than it was on Sunday when the Eurasian country first hit the 41,000 threshold, while the death toll on Friday is lower than the maximum when 1,163 deaths were confirmed.
The capital Moscow appears a day longer than the city with the most cases and deaths with 7,103 and 96 respectively, while Saint Petersburg has confirmed 3,250 positive and 85 deaths. For its part, Moscow Province has confirmed 2,8666 positive and 47 deaths.
Likewise, the panel has stated that in the last 24 hours a total of 23,187 people have been medically discharged, bringing the total number of people recovered from COVID-19 in the Eurasian country to 7,381,726, according to official figures.
For its part, the National Consumer Protection Agency (Rospotrebnadzor) has pointed out that 1,996,569 people are being observed as suspected cases, for the first time there are almost two million, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.
The Russian government approved paid leave for all non-essential workers between October 30 and November 7 as part of its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
To date, about a third of the Russian population has the full guideline, while several surveys show that more than half of Russians do not plan to vaccinate, a situation recognized by the authorities as one of the causes of the spread of the virus.