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Russia's COVID-19 cases surpass 840,000

Published : 01 Aug 2020, 22:40

  DF News Desk

Passengers walk at the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 1, 2020. Photo Xinhua.

Russia registered 5,462 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 845,443, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement on Saturday, reported Xinhua.

Meanwhile, 95 new deaths were reported, taking the nationwide count to 14,058, according to the statement.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 690 newly confirmed cases, taking its total number of infections to 242,049, the response center said.

According to the statement, 646,524 people have recovered so far, including 8,114 over the past day.

As of Friday, 254,392 people were still under medical observation, while over 28.4 million tests have been conducted nationwide, Russia's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said Saturday in a separate statement.