Russia records over 500,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, as the pandemic escalates


As the world continues to feel the deadly impact occasioned by the novel Covid19 pandemic, Russia has recorded 8,779 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 502,436, the country’s coronavirus response center said in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement, the death toll grows by 174 to 6,532, while 261,150 people have recovered, including 8,367 over the last 24 hours.

The nation’s capital Moscow is the worst-hit region, with a reported 1,436 newly confirmed cases, taking its tally of infections to 201,221.

 Russia’s consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said in a statement that “As of Wednesday, 321,923 people were under medical observation, while over 13.8 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted nationwide,’’