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Coronavirus recovery cases in Russia cross 450,000

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 Published: 04:29 PM, 6 July 2020  

Coronavirus recovery cases in Russia cross 450,000

Coronavirus recovery cases in Russia cross 450,000

Recoveries from the novel coronavirus in Russia exceeded 450,000 on Monday as the nation dropped under the world's top three countries with the most COVID-19 cases.

According to its emergency task force, 3,579 people were discharged from hospitals over the last 24 hours, bringing the overall count to 454,329. Over the same period, 6,611 new cases were registered, carrying the tally to 687,862 with active cases making up about a third of this. Meanwhile, fatalities went up by 135 to reach 10,296.

Several Russian regions, including the least-inhabited Nenets Autonomous Okrug, have not seen new cases for several weeks while recoveries have outnumbered new cases throughout the country for three weeks in a row.

Despite its declining incidence rate, Russia continues increasing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to "identify new cases quickly, helping the patients, and preventing them from infecting those around them."

Russia has also started conducting another type of test -- enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) -- to detect how many people have been exposed to the virus and developed antibodies.

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