Russia records 11,231 new COVID-19 cases
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Russia records 11,231 new COVID-19 cases

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Moscow, May 7 : Russia registered 11,231 fresh coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 177,160, the national coronavirus response center said here on Thursday.

"Over the past 24 hours, 11,231 COVID-19 cases have been registered in 84 regions. Of these, 5,471 (or 48.7 percent) have been detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," the center said in a statement. This brings the total tally to 177,160 (+6.8 percent) in 85 regions across Russia. Of all the new cases, 6,703 have been registered in Moscow (which is a new record for the city), 842 in Moscow region and 312 in Nizhny Novgorod region (compared to yesterday's 5,858, 829 and 272, respectively) according to a report by CNBC. Almost 45 percent of the new patients in Moscow are younger than 45, the city's coronavirus response center said, adding that the Russian capital has so far confirmed 92,676 COVID-19 cases.

"As many as 37.9 percent of the new patients are aged between 18 and 45, 36.5 percent are aged between 46 and 65, 11.8 percent are aged between 66 and 79, 7 percent are older than 80, and 6.8 percent are children," the response center said in a statement. Over the past 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 patients discharged from Moscow hospitals for the first time exceeded the number of newly admitted patients, Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova said.

The country's death toll due to COVID-19 has increased by 88 to 1,625. As many as 2,476 COVID-19 patients have recovered over the past 24 hours (1,462 yesterday), bringing the total number of cured people to 23,803.(UNI)

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