In Russia in recent days the number of deaths from the coronavirus has risen and today added 232 new deaths, the highest number since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country, according to the operational center to fight against COVID-19.
In total so far 4,374 people have died from this disease, detected in Russia on March 1, always according to official figures.
The previous day, 174 new deaths were recorded, the same number as on the 26th and the highest in one day until this Friday.
Russia’s chief health officer, Anna Popova, has already warned that the number of deaths from COVID-19 would rise after the country passed the plateau of new infections.
Moscow, the epicenter of the pandemic in Russia, added 76 deaths in the last 24 hours, to accumulate 2,330 deaths, indicating that it is especially in other regions where deaths are rising.
In addition to the capital, the highest number of daily deaths was recorded in the North-Caucasian republic of Dagestan (50), which has not yet managed to control the pandemic and has raised concerns in Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Another 20 people died in the Moscow region and 11 in Saint Petersburg.
During the last day in Russia, 8,572 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in 84 of the 85 regions, bringing the total number of people infected with the coronavirus in the country to 387,623.
Moscow contributes 175,829 cases to this count after adding another 2,332 new infected in the last day.
Meanwhile, 3,474 people were discharged from Moscow, which means that for the fifth consecutive day there are more people cured than new infections in the capital.
Throughout the country, 159,257 people have recovered so far from COVID-19, which represents 41% of the total number of infected.