WORLD Russia's COVID-19 cases grow by 9,200 to 272,043


Russia's COVID-19 cases grow by 9,200 to 272,043


10:19, May 17, 2020

Photo taken on May 4, 2020 shows an empty road in Moscow, Russia. (Photo: Xinhua)

Russia reported 9,200 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 272,043, the country's coronavirus response center said in a statement on Saturday.

The death toll grew by 119 to 2,537, while 63,166 people have now recovered, including 4,940 over the last 24 hours, said the statement.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, confirmed 3,505 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 138,969.

Russia's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said in a statement Saturday that 259,802 people had been under medical observation as of Friday.

More than 6.6 million lab tests for COVID-19 have been conducted across the country so far, it added.

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