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10/24, 12:29 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia: COVID-19 cases rise by 35,660

The number of COVID-19 cases in Russia increased by 35,660 over the past day, to a total of 8,241,643 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, the country's coronavirus crisis center announced on Sunday.

Notably, the number of fatalities among patients who tested positive for the coronavirus also increased by 1,072 in the past 24 hours. The country is also reporting 845,122 so-called "active cases," or patients who are currently being treated for the virus.

With 3,297 new cases, St. Petersburg has recorded the highest incidence, prompting local authorities to announce lockdown in the city, closing restaurants, malls and all non-essential retail facilities from October 30 to November 7.

Breaking the News / TT