Coronavirus Updates: Russia reports more than 8,000 new cases

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Coronavirus Updates: Russia reports more than 8,000 new cases
Coronavirus Updates: Russia reports more than 8,000 new cases

Russia reported 8,849 new cases of COVID-19 and 127 deaths over the past 24 hours, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.

The nationwide total now stands at 317,554 diagnosed cases with 3,099 deaths.

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The capital, Moscow, is the epicenter of the country’s outbreak. However, the city on Wednesday reported more recoveries from the disease — 3,746 — than new cases — 2,913, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.

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Russia has the second-highest highest number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the world, behind the United States, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.

Russia’s latest daily caseload is down from a peak of 11,656 new infections reported 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.

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