“In the last 24 hours in Russia, 15,099 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in 84 regions, including 3,996 asymptomatic cases [26,5%]”says the statement.
The accumulated number, 1,399,334, represents an increase of 1.1% compared to the previous day.
Most of the new infections have been detected in the Russian capital (4,610), in Saint Petersburg (674) and in the Moscow region (460).
With the death of 185 patients in the last day, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Russia rose to 24,187.
On October 17, 14,922 new positives were reported and on October 16, 15,150, the maximum since it began the pandemic.
The number of cured reached 1,070,576, with 5,377 people who were discharged or completed the mandatory quarantine on the last day.
According to the national consumer protection office, Rospotrebnadzor, labs conducted more than 53.8 million COVID-19 tests to date, including about 544,000 in the last day.
A total of 304,284 people in Russia remain under observation as suspected cases.