According to the headquarters, over the past day, 12 126 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the country. This is the largest increase ever in a pandemic.
The previous anti-record was reached on May 11, when 11,656 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Russia. To date, the number of infected has reached 1,272,238, and according to this indicator, Russia ranks fourth in the world.
Most of all new cases of coronavirus were detected in Moscow (3701), in St. Petersburg (469), in the Moscow region – (411), in the Rostov region (265) and the Nizhny Novgorod region (247). The mortality rate of coronavirus is also growing: over the past day, 201 people died, while 191 patients died the day before. In total, in Russia during the pandemic, according to official data, 22,257 patients died.
Note that an explosive increase in the incidence was noted in other countries of the world. 8 October WHO fixed a record number of infected – 338,779 new cases. The highest rates were recorded in the USA, India and Brazil.