Coronavirus cases in Russia’s Primorsky Region top 7,000

TASS Russian News Agency | Aug 2, 2020 at 6:43 AM

TASS, August 2. More than 7,000 infections have been reported in Russia's Far Eastern Primorsky Region as more than 100 new cases were reported there in the past 24 hours, the press service for the region's governor said.

"Another 101 coronavirus cases were detected in the Primorsky Region over the past 24 hours. The number of infections in the region reached 7,000 since the beginning of the pandemic," the statement reads.

According to the anti-coronavirus crisis center, 64 patients recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, while 101 people contracted coronavirus and two more died. The infection rate stands at daily 1.5%. The state of high alert in the Primorsky Region was extended until August 14.

In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.