Russia reported more than 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday for the 10th day in a row, as the country emerges as a new hot spot in the coronavirus pandemic.
There were 10,899 new cases and 107 new deaths confirmed in Russia over the past 24 hours, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.
The latest daily tally is down from Monday’s record of 11,656 new infections.
So far, Russia has reported a total of 232,243 confirmed cases of COVID-19, making it the second-largest national tally in the world, behind the United States. Russia also has one of the world’s fastest rates of new infections in the coronavirus pandemic, second only to the U.S.