Russian COVID-19 cases up 20,396 to 1,753,836

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)┬áRussia tallied 20,396 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, slightly down from the all-time high of 20,582 recorded the previous day, the country’s COVID-19 response center said.

Russia’s cumulative number of coronavirus cases has grown to 1,753,836, including 30,251 deaths and 1,312,927 recoveries, the center said in a statement on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.

A total of 410,658 people are currently undergoing treatment across the country.

Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, registered 5,829 new cases over the past day, bringing the city’s total cases to 462,518.