WORLD Russia COVID-19 cases resurge

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Russia COVID-19 cases resurge

Xinhua

10:39, October 07, 2020

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A woman wearing a face mask buys a ticket at a train station in Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 4, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Russia reported 11,615 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, near the all-time high of 11,656 recorded in May, as the pandemic resurges, the country's COVID-19 response center said Tuesday.

Russia's cumulative number of coronavirus cases has grown to 1,237,504, including 21,663 deaths and 988,576 recoveries, the center said in a statement.

Moscow has seen a spike in COVID-19 infections, tallying 4,082 new cases over the past day, bringing the city's total to 311,559.

Along with many other European countries, Russia has been witnessing a steep growth in COVID-19 cases over the past weeks, after many restrictions were lifted and people gathered in large groups during the summer holiday season.

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