Russia reported 8,926 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, a new low in a gradual declining trend.
The new cases confirmed over the past 24 hours bring Russia’s total to 290,678, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters. It’s the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases registered in a single day since May 1, when Russia reported 7,933 new infections.
Russia has the second-largest national tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind the United States. The latest daily tally is down from a record 11,656 new infections on May 11. Last Thursday marked the end of a 12-day streak during which the country registered over 10,000 new cases per day.
Russia also has one of the world’s fastest rates of new infections in the coronavirus pandemic, second only to the U.S. However, the nation’s death toll from the disease remains relatively low with just 91 new fatalities reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 2,722, according to the coronavirus response headquarters.
Moscow still has the bulk of the country’s infections, with 3,238 new cases registered in the capital over the past 24 hours. The city also reported 77 new deaths, a record single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.