MOSCOW, November 20 - RIA Novosti. The number of COVID-19 cases detected in Russia per day exceeded 24 thousand for the first time, the operational headquarters for the fight against the disease told reporters.
So, over the past day, the coronavirus was found in 24,318 people, and a quarter of them (24.4 percent) do not have symptoms. 461 people died, 24,758 were discharged from hospitals.
The largest number of cases in Moscow is 6902, this is a new maximum (464 more than the day before). In St. Petersburg, 2394 cases were detected, in the Moscow region - 887, in the Nizhny Novgorod region - 444, in the Sverdlovsk region - 372, in Karelia - 343, in the Arkhangelsk region - 339, in the Krasnoyarsk region - 336, in the Voronezh region - 312, in Rostov - 311. The smallest number of new cases is in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (ten) and in Chukotka (three).
The day before, 23,610 new cases of COVID-19 were reported. The daily growth rates remain at the level of 1.2 percent. The total number of infected has reached 2,039,926.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 35,311 people have died, and 1,551,414 have recovered.
As the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova noted, the situation with coronavirus in Russia is gradually deteriorating, but there is no explosive growth. She urged everyone to observe anti-epidemiological measures: wear masks, wash hands, maintain social distance, and not visit public places unnecessarily. If these measures are carried out flawlessly, there will be no need to introduce a lockdown, Popova is sure.
Worldwide, according to the latest WHO data, there are 56 million infected, 1.34 million of them have died. Most cases in the United States - 11.2 million, followed by India, Brazil, France, Russia, Spain, UK, Argentina, Italy and Colombia.
The latest data on the situation with COVID-19 in Russia and the world are presented on the stopkoronavirus.ru portal.