Russia reports nearly 30,000 new cases and 686 deaths from the coronavirus in the past few hours

Russian health authorities have confirmed 29,320 new positive cases of coronavirus and 686 deaths related to the virus in the last day, the national operations center for fighting the pandemic reported this Sunday.

The cumulative number of infections is 10,803,534 affected, while the total number of deaths since the beginning of the crisis has already reached 321,320.

Most new positives were found in the capital Moscow (6,480), Saint Petersburg (3,958) and Moscow province (3,147). The capital has registered 70 deaths, compared to 63 in Saint Petersburg, according to the balance of the official Russian news agency Sputnik.

Russia reports nearly 30,000 new cases and 686 deaths from the coronavirus in the past few hours
Russia reports nearly 30,000 new cases and 686 deaths from the coronavirus in the past few hours

According to the operations center, 22,371 people have been discharged in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 9,858,615.

As of Jan. 14, more than 76.5 million vaccination cycles (including boosters) have been completed in Russia, and the herd immunity level is estimated at about 63.7 percent.

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