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Russia becomes third most-affected coronavirus country

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 11, 2020
Russia is now the third most-affected country in terms of infections, surpassing Germany and United Kingdom.
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The number of coronavirus cases in Russia over the past day has risen by 11,656, reaching 221,344 in all regions, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported.

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A total of 39,801 people have recovered and 2,009 people have died, the center reported.

The daily growth in COVID-19 cases is 5.6% against 5.5% a day earlier. Some 5,417 new cases (46.5%) are asymptomatic, according to the center.

Moscow has reported 6,169 new coronavirus cases, taking the total case tally in the capital to 115,909. The daily growth rate in cases in the capital is estimated at 5.6% against 5.3% a day earlier.

New cases have been also confirmed in 83 Russian regions, including 1,079 in the Moscow Region, 307 in St. Petersburg, 291 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, 164 in the Smolensk Region, 119 in Dagestan, 108 in the Sverdlovsk Region, 98 in the Kaluga Region and the Krasnodar Region.

Some 5,495 people have been discharged from hospitals in 69 regions, including 4,032 in Moscow, 153 in the Moscow Region, 196 in Dagestan and 100 in Tatarstan.

The death toll over the past day has grown by 94. Some 56 people died of coronavirus in Moscow, 14 in the Moscow Region, five in the Bryansk Region, three in St. Petersburg, and two in Dagestan, Nizhny Novgorod and Penza Regions.

In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 4 mln people have been infected with coronavirus in the world, over 277,000 have died.