The number of coronavirus cases in Russia has risen by 8,855 to 458,689, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Saturday, TASS news agency reports.

According to the center, the daily coronavirus growth rate remains at 2%.

There are currently 231,576 active cases in the country.

Another 1,992 coronavirus patients have been identified in Moscow, 758 in the Moscow region, 347 in St. Petersburg, 321 in the Nizhny Novgorod region and 249 in the Sverdlovsk region.

Russia’s coronavirus death toll rose by 197 to 5,725 in the past 24 hours.

As many as 144 deaths were recorded the day before.

According to the crisis center, 58 fatalities were reported in Moscow, 55 in St. Petersburg, 18 in the Moscow region, ten in Dagestan and six in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Another 33 Russian regions recorded between one and three new deaths in the past day.

The number of coronavirus recoveries in Russia rose by 8,708 in the past day, reaching 221,338.