Thursday 28.05.2020

Russia reports 10,899 new coronavirus cases, surpasses UK tally

Russia has carried out more than 5.8 million tests.
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a street in Moscow. Photos: Reuters/Evgenia Novozhenina.
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a street in Moscow. Photos: Reuters/Evgenia Novozhenina.

Russia on Tuesday reported 10,899 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total past that of Britain to 232,243, the third highest total worldwide.

The country's coronavirus response centre said the death toll from the virus rose by 107 people to 2,116.

Russia puts the continued daily rise in cases down to widespread testing.

The country has carried out more than 5.8 million tests.

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