Russia is approaching 870,000 coronavirus cases after adding 5,000 new positives in a single day, the country’s pandemic surveillance center reported on Wednesday.
“In the past 24 hours in Russia, 5,204 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in 83 regions,” said a statement by the Sputnik news agency for a total of 866,627 across the country.
In addition, “139 fatalities were confirmed” on the previous day, including 18 in Moscow and 11 in Saint Petersburg, bringing the death toll to 14,490.
At the same time, more than 3,420 patients have recovered in these 24 hours. “669,026 people were released from Russia during the entire period,” he said.