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Russia reports over 20,000 new daily COVID-19 cases

This is the highest number since August 22

MOSCOW, September 18. /TASS/. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia grew by 20,329 in the past 24 hours reaching 7,254,754. The number of new daily cases surpassed 20,000 for the first time since August 22, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Saturday.

The relative growth rate stands at 0.28%.

Another 1,791 cases were confirmed in St. Petersburg, 915 in the Moscow Region, 505 in the Sverdlovsk Region, while the Voronezh and Samara regions reported 488 new cases each.

Currently, 572,065 people in Russia are still undergoing treatment.

Moscow daily cases

Moscow recorded 2,469 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, up from 2,376 the day before. The total number of cases has reached 1,604,249.

According to data from the crisis center, Moscow’s coronavirus growth rate was 0.15%.

The city’s coronavirus death toll increased by 48 in the past 24 hours against 49 the day before. Overall, the city reports 28,395 fatalities. Recoveries rose by 1,223 to 1,474,697.

There are currently 101,157 active coronavirus cases in Moscow.

Patients' deaths

Russia’s coronavirus fatalities grew by 799 in the past 24 hours compared to 791 deaths reported a day earlier, reaching 197,425, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Saturday.

The conditional mortality rate stands at 2.72%, based on data provided by the crisis center.

St. Petersburg and the Sverdlovsk Region reported 36 COVID-19 fatalities each, the Krasnodar Region - 34, the Nizhny Novgorod Region - 29 and the Rostov Region - 28.

Patients' recoveries

Russia’s coronavirus recoveries grew by 16,247 in the past 24 hours reaching 6,485,264, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Saturday.

According to the crisis center, recoveries currently stand at about 89.4% of the total number of infections.

St. Petersburg confirmed 1,128 recoveries, the Moscow Region - 867, the Perm Region - 536, the Irkutsk Region - 496 and the Sverdlovsk Region - 453.