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Moscow’s COVID-19 weekly cases reach all-time high

The cases surged by 51,853 this week

MOSCOW, June 20. / TASS /. Moscow’s COVID-19 cases surged by 51,853 this week, having reached a record high since the start of the pandemic, according to TASS estimates based on the anti-coronavirus crisis center’s data.

Last week, some 36,710 people were infected in the Russian capital.

Russia recorded a total of 108,139 COVID-19 weekly cases versus 82,250 in the previous seven days (a 31.5% increase). This is a new high since the first week of February 2021.

The number of recoveries surged by 68,637, the largest increase since March 2021. However, the share of recoveries dropped from 92.2% to 91.6% over the past week.

Amid the rising COVID-19 incidence, Russia’s mortality rate has been also growing: from June 14 to 20, the crisis center reported 2,931 deaths from coronavirus, while from June 7 to 13 - only 2,643 deaths. The COVID-19 weekly death toll reached a record high since mid-March 2021, while the mortality rate remains unchanged and stands at 2.43%.

The number of the so-called active cases (patients who are currently receiving treatment) is rapidly growing. Over the past week, it climbed by 36,571 to 317,493, a new high since March 9, according to the crisis center.