Russia reports new record high of daily Covid-19 cases

A boy wearing a face mask stands by the school entrance on the first day of school in Moscow, Russia.

Moscow, (Asian independent)┬áRussia registered 25,173 Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, a new all-time high, as the pandemic worsened in the cold season, the country’s Covid-19 response centre said on Monday.

The national tally of cases has grown to 21,14,502, including 36,540 deaths and 16,11,445 recoveries, the centre said in a statement.

Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, reported 6,866 new cases over the past day, bringing the city’s total to 5,60,579, the Xinhua news agency reported.

So far, more than 72.9 million tests have been conducted in the country.