Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Moscow: Russia's total Covid-19 caseload has increased to 2,375,546 after 28,145 people were reported to be infected in the last 24 hours. The daily cases reported on Thursday is a new record in single-day cases since the onset of the pandemic.

The anti-coronavirus crisis centre said in a press statement that with the country's average infection growth rate has now climbed to 1.2 per cent, TASS News Agency reported.

The lowest growth rates were registered in the Nenets Autonomous Region (0.2 per cent), Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, the Republics of Dagestan and Mari El (0.6 per cent).

Moscow, the worst-hit region, confirmed 7,750 new Covid-19 cases in thelast 24 hours.

Some 3,692 coronavirus cases were recorded in St. Petersburg, 481 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, 472 in the Republic of Karelia and 399 in the Arkhangelsk region.

The country's Covid-19 death toll has reached 40,630.

(With IANS Inputs)