Russia reported 12,846 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, a new record-high daily increase in cases since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the country’s coronavirus response center.
The previous record was set on Friday, when 12,126 cases were reported that day.
The total number of officially reported coronavirus cases in Russia as of October 10 is 1,285,084.
If the number of infected will continue to grow, of course, this will be a topic for consideration by the government’s [coronavirus] headquarters and at the regional level… this will require some action, some decisions,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
Russia has had the fourth greatest number of coronavirus cases across the world, behind the US, India and Brazil, according to Johns Hopkins University. It ranks 13th for overall deaths, the JHU data shows.