Russia’s Covid-19 Tally Crosses 2.5 Lakh Mark But Daily Cases Fall Below 10,000 For First Time Since 2 May
Russia’s Covid-19 Tally Crosses 2.5 Lakh Mark But Daily Cases Fall Below 10,000 For First Time Since 2 MayRussian President Vladimir Putin (Representative Image) (Pic Via Twitter)

The single day increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Russia fell below the 10,000 mark to 9,974, taking the overall tally to 252,245, the country's coronavirus response centre said on Thursday (14 May).

The single-day increase fell for the first time over the past 12 days, Xinhua news agency reported.

The death toll climbed by 93 to 2,305, while 53,530 people have now recovered, including 5,527 over the last 24 hours, the centre said.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, confirmed 4,712 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 130,716.

New cases have been also recorded in 83 Russian regions. Some 918 cases have been confirmed in the Moscow Region, 460 in St. Petersburg, 238 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, 102 in the Ivanovo Region, 98 in the Tula Region and 98 in the Republic of Dagestan, reports TASS news agency.

For the first time since May 2, the number of coronavirus cases recorded per day in the country was less than 10,000.

Russia's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said on Thursday that 259,198 people were under medical observation as of Wednesday (13 May).

More than 6.1 million lab tests for COVID-19 have been conducted across the country so far, it added.

(With inputs from IANS)

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