WORLD Russia's COVID-19 cases up 6,800 to 620,794


Russia's COVID-19 cases up 6,800 to 620,794


20:55, June 26, 2020


People wearing face masks walk in a subway station in Moscow, Russia, on June 23, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Russia has confirmed 6,800 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 620,794, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Friday.

The death toll grew by 176 to 8,781, while 384,152 people have now recovered, including 8,988 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 813 new cases, taking its tally of infections to 218,604.

As of Thursday, 302,445 people are under medical observation, while more than 18.4 million COVID-19 lab tests have been conducted nationwide, Russia's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said Friday.

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