Reported Russian Covid-19 infections rise by 27% with 771 new cases registered nationwide
The total of Covid-19 infections, across the country, now stands at 3,548. Meanwhile, six more patients have died, bringing the total death toll to 30.
The majority of the new cases – 595 – have been reported in Moscow, while 43 were recorded in the region around the capital, and 22 in Russia’s second-largest city, Saint Petersburg.Also on rt.com Russia sees drop in new Covid-19 cases, but cause for alarm as almost half of newly infected in Moscow are under 45
The sharp increase in newly-recorded cases comes after a slight drop in the previous day, when health officials in Moscow also warned that around half of the new patients were under 45.
The authorities introduced a week-long holiday, currently scheduled to end on Sunday. Last weekend, Moscow's Mayor imposed a strict self-isolation regime in the capital in a bid to slow down the spread of the disease. Most regions in Russia have enacted similar restrictive measures.
On Tuesday, Denis Protsenko, the head doctor at Moscow City Clinic №40 which is treating coronavirus patients, was diagnosed with Covid-19.Also on rt.com Head of Russian coronavirus hospital visited by Putin tests positive for Covid-19
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