In Russia, 8,277 cases of coronavirus were detected per day, this is the minimum figure since September 29, according to the operational headquarters for combating COVID-19.
The total number of infected has reached 4,536,820.
As specified, 719 cases of infection were detected per day in St. Petersburg, 556 – in the Moscow region, 277 – in the Nizhny Novgorod region, 240 – in the Rostov region. The smallest growth rates were recorded per day in the Republic of Tyva, Magadan and Sakhalin regions.
The number of those who recovered after infection with COVID-19 per day increased by 9 588, to 4 155 996. 409 people became victims of the disease per day. A total of 98,442 patients died from the infection.
Earlier, the virologist said that the so-called false positive tests for coronavirus are extremely rare. He named laboratory contamination as one of the reasons for the false positive result.