WORLD Moscow records 9,056 new COVID cases, a pandemic high: govt

WORLD

Moscow records 9,056 new COVID cases, a pandemic high: govt

AFP

16:48, June 18, 2021

A woman adjusts her protective face mask while waiting to board a cruise boat trip along Moskva river in Moscow on June 13, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

Russia's capital Moscow on Friday registered 9,056 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, a record since the start of the pandemic, according to government statistics.

Country-wide, 1,262 new cases were recorded, the highest number since February 1, with 453 deaths, according to government statistics published on the stopcoronavirus.rf website.

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