Russia recorded 5,642 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its nationwide tally to 52,763, the Russian coronavirus crisis response center said in a report Tuesday.
In the past 24 hours, 51 people with the virus died, pushing the death toll to 456, it said.
"Over the past 24 hours Russia confirmed 5,642 coronavirus infections in 78 regions, including 2,567 people (45.5%) who were detected without symptoms,” the report said.
The statement added that the largest number of coronavirus cases were recorded in Moscow with 3,083 patients, the Moscow region with 718 and St. Petersburg with 127.
Russia has ramped up testing across the country and has conducted more than 2.53 million tests so far, second only to the U.S. The average age of COVID-19 patients in Russia is 47.9 years for women and 44.7 for men, the statement added.
The number of coronavirus cases in Russia began rising sharply this month, although it had reported far fewer infections than many western European countries in the outbreak's early stages.
On Monday, President Vladimir Putin said the situation remains difficult as the virus has spilled over from Moscow to all 85 regions of Russia. He said authorities have made progress in efforts to slow down the spread but the peak of COVID-19 fatalities in the country was yet to come.
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