Friday 10/23/20

Russia sees record rise in domestic coronavirus cases

Russia has reported the world's fourth-largest coronavirus caseload, behind the United States, India and Brazil.
FILE PHOTO: People gather at a sightseeing point amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Moscow, Russia May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
People gather at a sightseeing point amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Moscow, Photo: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters/File photo.

Russia announced a record rise in domestic coronavirus cases on Friday, more than 12,000, the largest single-day surge since the pandemic began.

Recorded cases in the country rose by 12,126 from the previous day to reach 1,272,238, a federal monitoring service said in a statement.

Russia has reported the world's fourth-largest coronavirus caseload, behind the United States, India and Brazil.

Senior Russian officials have advised the elderly and other at-risk groups to stay home unless absolutely necessary.

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