Russia adds 35,660 Covid cases, 1,072 deaths in a day

Medical workers wearing protective gear help a woman, suspected of contracting the coronavirus, get on a wheelchair at a hospital in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia.

Moscow,(Asian independent) Russia has registered 35,660 Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 8,241,643, the official monitoring and response center said on Sunday.

The nationwide death toll grew by 1,072 to 230,600. Recoveries increased by 22,784 to 7,165,921, Xinhua news agency reported.

The capital city Moscow has reported 5,279 new Covid cases, taking the city’s caseload to 1,766,929.

Russia’s second largest city St Petersburg will go into lockdown, shutting restaurants, cafes, beauty salons, sports centers and non-essential trade from Oct 30 to Nov 7.

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