Russian Covid-19 cases top 6mn

People cross the road in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in Moscow

Moscow, (Asian independent) Russia registered 23,770 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 6,006,536, the official monitoring and response center said on Tuesday.

The nationwide death toll grew by 784 to 149,922, while the number of recoveries increased by 22,218 to 5,382,213, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Meanwhile, Moscow, Russia’s worst-hit region, reported 3,188 new cases, taking the city’s total to 1,470,330.

Nearly 160 million Covid-19 tests have been conducted across the country.