Coronavirus: Russia records record breaking deaths, infections surpass 300,000

A medical specialist wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) enters a room in the Central Clinical Hospital RZD-Medicine, which delivers treatment to patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia May 18, 2020. (Reuters)

Russia reported 8,764 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its lowest daily rise since May 2, taking the total number of documented infections to 308,705.

The country's coronavirus response center said 135 people had died in the past 24 hours, its highest daily count yet, taking the death toll from the virus to 2,972.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 11:17 - GMT 08:17