Russia adds 8,404 COVID-19 cases, total now 493,657

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Russia adds 8,404 COVID-19 cases, total now 493,657

ISLAMABAD-Russia added 8,404 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 493,657, the country's coronavirus response center said in a statement Wednesday.

The death toll grew by 216 to 6,358, while 252,783 people have recovered, including 10,386 over the last 24 hours, said the statement.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 1,195 newly confirmed cases, taking its tally of infections to 199,785.

As of Tuesday, 318,274 people were under medical observation, and over 13.5 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted nationwide, Russia's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said in a statement Wednesday.(Xinhua/APP)