Russia today registered 10,633 cases of covid-19, the highest number of infections confirmed in a single day, bringing the total number of infected with the new coronavirus to 134,687, according to data released by health authorities.
According to official statistics, published daily in the ‘site’ stopkoronavirus.rf in the past 24 hours 58 people were killed by the new coronavirus SARS – CoV -2, increasing the number of fatalities in the country to 1,280.
According to the data, the registered infections doubled in the last 10 days, while in the same period the number of recovered patients quadrupled, totaling 16,639.
The city of Moscow, with more than 12.6 million inhabitants, is the main source of infection in the country, with more than half of the confirmed cases and deaths, 68,606 and 729, respectively.
But as the mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobianin said on Saturday, studies and mathematical models show that the actual number of people infected is about 2% of the city’s population, which is about 250,000 people.
Although the Moscow authorities have said that preventive measures have helped to contain the epidemic to some extent, they warn of the need for citizens to act responsibly and respect the “self- isolation ” regime in force in the capital until May 11, inclusive.
The pandemic of COVID -19 has caused more than 241,000 dead and infected about 3.4 million people in 195 countries and territories worldwide.