MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has registered 8,536 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours (8,863 yesterday), which means that the daily increase has fallen for two consecutive days and currently amounts to 2 percent, the national coronavirus response centre said on Wednesday.
"Over the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 8,536 COVID-19 cases in 84 regions, of which 3,287 (38.5 percent) have been detected with people showing no clinical symptoms", the response centre said in a statement.
"The Russian Federation has recorded a cumulative total of 432,277 cases of coronavirus infection (+2 percent) in 85 regions", the centre added.
Of the new cases, 1,842 were registered in Moscow, 736 in the Moscow Region, and 380 in St. Petersburg (compared to yesterday's 2,286, 732, and 376, respectively). Moscow has recorded less than 2,000 cases for the first time since 23 April.
The country's COVID-19 death toll has grown by 178 (182 yesterday) to 5,215.
As many as 8,972 COVID-19 patients have recovered in Russia over the past 24 hours (11,108 yesterday). The total number of cured people has grown to 195,957.
Over 11.4 million tests to detect COVID-19 have been conducted in the country since the beginning of the outbreak, and 303,000 suspected virus carriers across Russia remain under medical observation, Russian public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said.