MOSCOW, May 22. /TASS/. Russia confirmed 8,709 COVID-19 cases over the past day, bringing the total caseload to 4,992,554, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Saturday.
The number of cases grew 0.17% in relative terms. The lowest daily growth rates were seen in the Jewish Autonomous Region (0.02%), the Republic of Tuva (0.04%), the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, the Kamchatka Region, the Magadan Region and the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania (0.05% each).
In the past 24-hour period, 833 new cases were reported in St. Petersburg, along with 775 new infections in the Moscow Region. Also, during this timeframe, 197 new cases were recorded in the Rostov Region, 143 new infections in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, and 143 cases - in the Voronezh and Nizhny Novgorod regions each.
All in all, at present, 263,964 patients are still undergoing treatment in Russia.
Russia recorded 386 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, against 389 the day before. The overall death toll has climbed to 118,125.
According to data from the crisis center, 2.37% of coronavirus patients have died in Russia.
In particular, 35 COVID-19 patients died in St. Petersburg in 24 hours, 17 fatalities were reported in the Rostov Region, 16 - in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, 15 - in the Samara Region, 12 in the Voronezh Region and 12 in the Krasnodar Region.
Russia’s coronavirus recoveries grew by 9,345 in the past 24 hours. As many as 4,610,465 people have recovered by now.
According to the crisis center, recoveries remain at 92.3% of the total number of infected people.
In particular, St. Petersburg reported 1,327 recoveries in the past day, 582 coronavirus patients recovered in the Moscow region, 237 - in the Saratov Region, 202 in the Pskov region and 199 in the Republic of Crimea.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Moscow grew by 2,653 in the past 24 hours reaching 1,154,115.
According to the crisis center, the relative growth rate stands at 0.23%. The Russian capital reported 2,954 new cases the day earlier.
Sixty coronavirus patients died in Moscow in the past 24 hours, with fatalities reaching 19,592.
As many as 2,428 patients recovered in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 1,040,760. Currently, 93,763 people continue medical treatment in the capital city.