Coronavirus cases in Russia exceed 1.9M

With 22,572 new cases registered over the past 24 hours, the number of Russians exposed to the novel coronavirus passed 1.92 million on Sunday, officials said.

Virus-linked fatalities also rose by 352, pushing the overall death toll to 33,186, while recoveries went up by 14,456 to more than 1.4 million.

A total of 68.5 million tests have been carried out so far across the country, according to government figures.

Russia’s overall case tally is the fifth highest in the world, behind the US, India, Brazil, and France.

Despite a surge in numbers, it has resisted plans to reintroduce national lockdown restrictions, which were implemented in spring. Separate measures in different regions, however, are in place.

Source: Anadolu Agency