Russian COVID-19 cases exceed 500,000

Russia recorded 8,779 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 502,436, the country’s coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement, the death toll grows by 174 to 6,532, while 261,150 people have recovered, including 8,367 over the last 24 hours.

Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, reported 1,436 newly confirmed cases, taking its tally of infections to 201,221.

“As of Wednesday, 321,923 people were under medical observation, while over 13.8 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted nationwide,’’ Russia’s consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said in a statement.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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