The number of cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in Russia per day increased by 20,958 – up to 6,642,559, the COVID-19 operational headquarters said on Tuesday.
Over the past day, 805 people have died due to coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation.
The total number of deaths in the country since the start of the pandemic has reached 172,110.
The last anti-record for the daily increase in mortality was recorded on August 14 – 819 people.
5,918,324 people recovered from COVID-19 in Russia, including 18,407 in the last 24 hours.
In Moscow, over the past day, 2,006 new cases of infection have been detected. The number of deaths due to coronavirus in the capital increased by 56 per day.
The coronavirus pandemic began with the detection of the first cases of pneumonia of unknown origin in the city of Wuhan in the Hubei province of central China at the end of December 2019.
On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of unknown pneumonia.
On January 30, WHO recognized the outbreak of the novel coronavirus as a public health emergency of international concern.
On February 11, 2020, the disease was named a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
On March 11, 2020, WHO announced that the outbreak had become a pandemic.
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