Russia records over 24,000 new COVID cases

11:13, 05 January 2021
Russia records over 24,000 new COVID cases Photo: Sergey Lantyukhov/NEWS.RU

Medical specialists identified 24,246 new COVID-19 cases in the Russian Federation over the past day.

In total, 3,284,384 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus in Russia since the pandemic onset.

Over the past day, Russian hospitals discharged 22,632 COVID-19 patients after their full recovery. In total, 2,662,668 Russians have managed to cope with the disease during the epidemic.

Meanwhile, 518 people died due to COVID-related health complications, which brought the country's total coronavirus death toll to 59,506.

More than 86.1 million people globally have contracted the virus since the onset of the pandemic. The deadly pathogen has claimed over 1.86 million lives, though unable to cope with 61.1 million patients who managed to recover.

WHO announced the coronavirus pandemic on March 11, 2020. The outbreak began in China in late 2019, with the first cases reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province. According to preliminary estimations, the city's wet market became the source of COVID-19.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has praised the Russian coronavirus vaccine, reported earlier.