Russia's COVID-19 cases exceed 400,000

World Sunday 31/May/2020 15:24 PM
By: Times News Service
Russia's COVID-19 cases exceed 400,000

MOSCOW: Russia has confirmed 9,268 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total tally to 405,843, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Sunday.

The death toll increased by 138 to 4,693, while 171,883 people have recovered, including 4,414 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 2,595 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 180,791.

As of Saturday, 305,384 people were under medical observation, and more than 10.6 million lab tests for COVID-19 have been conducted nationwide, Russia's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said in a statement Sunday.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree allocating 10.9 billion rubles (some 155 million U.S. dollars) to subsidize Russia's airports as the COVID-19 pandemic has severely reduced passenger traffic, the Russian government said Saturday.