"Over the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 5,427 COVID-19 cases in 85 regions, of which 1,565 (28.8 per cent) have been detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," Sputnik quoted Russian coronavirus response centre.

Bolsonaro, an ardent coronavirus skeptic, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on July 7 and subsequently quarantined in the presidential palace in Brasilia.

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. The biggest number of cases so far have been registered in the United States, Brazil and India.

According to the WHO's daily statistical bulletin, a total of 179,316 new cases were reported over the past day, a slight rise from the 177,012 new positive tests reported on Friday.

Till June 6, a total of 50, 30,700 samples were tested across the country. Another 1, 41,682 have been tested in the past 24 hours, ICMR officials said.

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On Sunday, the COVID-19 counts in the US increased by 21,675, while the number of fatalities grew by 1,108.

The United States remains the worst hit the country with the highest number of cases -- 1,245,622 -- and the highest COVID-19 death toll -- 75,054.

The Health Ministry also said that the outcome ratio, indicating the status of closed COVID-19 patients whether they have died or recovered, has improved to 90:20, which was 80:20 on April 17

Lav Aggarwal said that the government is increasing the testing capacity in private and government medical colleges.