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World|health|May 14, 2020 / 04:31 PM
Russia's coronavirus cases surpass 250,000

AKIPRESS.COM - Russia confirmed 9,974 new coronavirus infections Thursday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 252,245.

The increase marks the first time since May 2 that Russia recorded fewer than 10,000 new cases per day.

Russia is now the second most-affected country in terms of infections and has the world's second-fastest rate of new infections behind the United States.

Ninety-three people died over the past 24 hours, bringing the total toll to 2,305.

The Kremlin this week eased a national lockdown to slow the spread of the virus, despite a steady rise in numbers that has brought Russia to second place in a global tally of infections, behind the United States.

A majority of Russia's new cases were registered in the capital, a government virus tally said, where Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has extended a lockdown until the end of May.

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