MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's single-day coronavirus cases increase fell below 18,000 for the first time since 29 October, as 17,741 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours (down from 18,241 the day before), the response centre said on Wednesday.
The country reported 17,717 COVID-19 cases on 29 October before the single-day increase surged to 18,283 the next day.
"Over the past day, 17,741 coronavirus cases were confirmed across 85 regions, including 1,834 cases (10.3 percent) that were detected with people showing no clinical symptoms”, the centre said, adding that the cumulative case count has now reached 3,774,672, with the rate of increase at 0.47 percent.
Moscow confirmed 1,837 new coronavirus cases over the given period, down from 2,317 the day before. The Russian capital was followed by St. Petersburg with 1,813 cases, up from 1,510 the day before, and the Moscow Region with 928 new cases, down from 1,129 on Tuesday.
The response centre reported 594 coronavirus fatalities, up from 564 the day before, raising the country's death toll to 71,076.
Total recoveries now count 3,202,483 after 27,922 people were discharged from hospitals over the past day, up from 23,798 the day before.