Russia's COVID-19 cases grow to 8,672

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-08 17:44:55|Editor: Xiaoxia
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MOSCOW, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Russia has tallied 8,672 cases of COVID-19 in 81 out of 85 regions as of Wednesday, registering a new daily record rise of 1,175, official data showed.

The death toll rose to 63 from 58 a day before, while 580 people have recovered, including 86 in the last 24 hours, Russia's coronavirus response center said in a statement.

Moscow, the worst hit part of the country, confirmed 660 new cases in the last 24 hours, totaling 5,841.

As of Tuesday, 180,315 people remained under medical observation, with the total number at 441,034 since COVID-19 broke out in the country.

Russia's consumer rights and human wellbeing watchdog said its regional epidemic control centers had received test kits and more than 910,000 laboratory tests have been conducted.

All Russians, except for those working for essential institutions and establishments, are on paid leave from March 30 to April 30 as part of national efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.