MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has registered 302 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, which brings the total toll of those infected to 1,836, the country's operational headquarters for preventing the spread of coronavirus said in a statement on Monday.
"Over the past 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection in 35 regions in Russia is 302," the statement read.
The new cases have been in Moscow (212), the Komi Republic (15), in St. Petersburg (8) and in the Moscow region (7) among others.
In addition, one patient died from the disease in the Pskov region over the last 24 hours, which brings the total death toll to nine.
So far, 71 regions across the country have been hit by the disease and 66 patients have been discharged from hospitals.
According to the head of Russia's consumer oversight watchdog, Anna Popova, the authorities are fully monitoring some 82 percent of the people arriving from countries hit by the coronavirus infection
Popova said that Russians are still arriving from countries experiencing the height of the outbreak.
"At the moment, we and the Interior Ministry are monitoring about 737,000 Russians, who are in self-isolation, and ensuring the self-isolation is a big problem, but, at the same time, we and the Interior Ministry are able to fully track some 82 percent of all the arrivals in the first two days", Popova said.
According to the official, the remaining roughly 20 percent are in Russia only in transit on their way to another destination.