Specialists register over 27,000 new COVID cases in Russia

13:39, 04 December 2020
Specialists register over 27,000 new COVID cases in Russia Photo: Sergey Lantyukhov/

Medical specialists identified 27,403 new COVID-19 cases in 85 regions of the Russian Federation over the past day.

In total, 2,402,949 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus in Russia since the pandemic onset.

Over the past day, Russian hospitals discharged 28,901 COVID-19 patients after their full recovery. In total, 1,888,752 Russians have managed to cope with the disease during the epidemic.

Meanwhile, 569 people died due to COVID-related health complications, which brought the country's total coronavirus death toll to 42,176.

More than 65.62 million people globally have contracted the virus since the onset of the pandemic. The deadly pathogen has claimed over 1.51 million lives, though unable to cope with 45.46 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.

Doctors, teachers, and social services workers are the first to sign up for a coronavirus vaccination in Moscow, reported earlier.