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Russia's coronavirus death toll exceeds 5,000

A total of 182 people died in the past 24 hours

MOSCOW, June 2. /TASS/. Russia’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 182 in the past 24 hours, reaching 5,037, the federal anti-coronavirus crisis center informed reporters on Tuesday. Since the start of the pandemic, 1.19% of those infected in Russia have died.

To date, a total of 423,741 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 8,863 cases documented in the past 24 hours. The growth rate has reached 2.1% compared to 2.2% a day earlier.

Russia has conducted over 11 mln tests for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. A million tests have been held in the past five days - previously, the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being informed of 10 mln tests done on May 29.

Nevertheless, the coronavirus spread coefficient continues to rise. The coronavirus spread coefficient in Russia and in Moscow has reached 1.06 and 1.02 respectively. This is the highest coefficient in Russia since May 9 and in Moscow since May 10. Out of ten Russian regions with the highest number of people infected, this figure equals one or is lower than one in four Russian regions: the Moscow Region (0.94), St. Petersburg (0.98), the Kaluga Region (0.89), and the Krasnoyarsk Region (0.95). Yesterday, five such regions were documented. On Tuesday, the Rostov Region has recorded a rise in the coronavirus spread coefficient from 0.91 to 1.09 with 253 new cases in the past 24 hours compared to 184 the day before.

Number of recoveries

In the past 24 hours, 11,108 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Russia, which is the highest figure since May 26, when a record number of recoveries (12,331) was documented.

The total amount of those recovered from the disease has reached 186,985 (44.1% of all those infected). A day earlier, this figure reached less than 42.4%.

Due to this, the number of active cases (patients currently undergoing treatment) has gone down after five days of growth, reaching 231,719.

Lethality rate on the rise

The COVID-19 lethality rate in Russia has gone up 0.2 percentage points in the past month from 0.99% to 1.19%. For the most part, it remained under 1% in May.

Russia has documented over 100 deaths from the novel coronavirus a day starting May 26, with 1,404 people dying since that time. Fewer than 90 daily deaths were recorded for the last time on May 10, fewer than 80 deaths were recorded on May 4.

Officials have warned repeatedly of a rise in the lethality rate on the outcomes of May, noting that the peak in deaths usually comes two-three weeks after the peak in infections.

COVID-19 in Moscow

In the past 24 hours, 2,286 new COVID-19 cases were registered in Moscow, while 6,030 patients were released from hospitals.

The daily case growth in Moscow on Tuesday was record low 1.25% versus 1.27% one day earlier. The number of recoveries is 2.5 times higher than the amount of new cases.

A total of 185,374 cases were registered in Moscow; 88,269 patients have recovered, while 2,624 patients died. In the past 24 hours, 71 people succumbed to the infection. The lethality rate in Moscow continues to be higher than average, reaching 1.42% on Tuesday.

COVID-19 in Russian regions

About three quarters of new COVID-19 cases have been registered outside of Moscow. Another 732 cases were recorded in the Moscow Region (with the total exceeding 40,000), 376 in St. Petersburg (with over 16,700 confirmed cases), 354 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, 292 in the Sverdlovsk Region and 253 in the Rostov Region.

As many as 387 people were discharged from hospitals in the Moscow Region in the past 24 hours, 260 in St. Petersburg, 233 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, 199 in the Krasnoyarsk Region and 179 in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.

The virus worldwide

In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe, including Russia.

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, over 6,383,800 people have been infected worldwide and more than 377,700 deaths have been reported. In addition, so far, over 2,920,880 individuals have recovered from the illness across the globe.