Russia Records Almost 20K COVID-19 Cases

Russia records 18,985 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in just 24 hours.

As of September 2, the Russian anti-coronavirus crisis center tallied 6,956,318 cases after increasing 0.27%.

Before August ended, the number of daily COVID-19 caseloads has been rising steadily.

“Over the past 24 hours in Russia, there have been 17,813 confirmed cases of new coronavirus infection COVID-19 in 85 regions, including 1,366 (7.7%) actively detected without clinical manifestations,” said the center on August 31.

Aside from caseloads, deaths have also been rising in the country with 798 recorded, a 2.66% increase in the provisional lethality of COVID-19. 

Russian authorities have already warned of a new wave caused by the Delta COVID-19 variant and attributed the caseloads to the lifting of restrictions. 

​​“Every year, when people return from vacation and children return to school, newly formed gatherings … result in a surge of acute respiratory viral infections in the second 10-day period of September for a variety of epidemiological and virological reasons,” said Anna Popova, the head of Russia’s consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor.

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