Coronavirus: Russia reports more than 10,000 cases for sixth day in a row

Russian police officers wearing protective face masks speak in a street amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Moscow. (File photo: Reuters)

The number of new coronavirus cases in Russia rose by 10,699 over the past 24 hours, bringing
the nationwide tally to 187,859, the coronavirus crisis response centre said on Friday.

It was the sixth consecutive day that cases had risen by more than 10,000, but down on Thursday’s record daily rise of 11,231.

It also reported 98 new fatalities from COVID-19, bringing the total death toll in Russia to 1,723.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:06 - GMT 07:06