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Russia reports 49,513 daily COVID-19 cases, a new high since start of pandemic

The average mortality rate remained at 2.96%

MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. Russia’s COVID-19 case tally surged by 49,513 over the past day to 10,987,774, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Friday.

The growth rate was the highest since the onset of the pandemic, standing at 0.45%.

Some 15,987 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Moscow, 5,922 in St. Petersburg, 4,424 in the Moscow Region and 1,116 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region. These regions saw the biggest number of daily cases since the start of pandemic.

As many as 9,136 patients with COVID-19 were hospitalized in Russia in the past day, 0.34% less than a day earlier. Meanwhile, in 40 regions the number of those hospitalized has increased.

Moscow daily cases

Moscow’s COVID-19 cases surged by 15,987 over the past day versus 11,557 a day earlier, reaching 2,140,914.

The growth rate hit 0.75%, a new high since the start of pandemic.

Some 72 patients died of COVID-19 in the capital in the past day, bringing the death toll to 38,226 (1.79% of all those infected), the crisis center said.

As many as 2,313 patients recovered in Moscow in the past 24 hours, bringing the recoveries to 1,917,946. A total of 184,742 patients are currently undergoing treatment.

Patients' deaths

Russia’s COVID-19 death toll rose by 692 over the past day versus 684 a day earlier, reaching 324,752.

The average mortality rate remained at 2.96%, according to the crisis center.

Some 72 daily COVID-19 deaths were registered in Moscow, 45 in St. Petersburg, 41 in the Moscow Region, 24 in the Altai and Krasnoyarsk Regions

Patients' recoveries

Russia’s COVID-19 recoveries rose by 24,719 over the past day, reaching 9,975,052.

The share of patients discharged from hospitals has dropped to 90.8% of the total number of those infected.

As many as 2,969 COVID-19 patients recovered over the past day in St. Petersburg, 2,313 in Moscow, 1,588 in the Voronezh Region, 1,415 in the Samara Region and 1,221 in the Moscow Region