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World|health|July 25, 2020 / 06:43 PM
Russia coronavirus cases continue steady rise past 800,000

AKIPRESS.COM - Russia confirmed 5,871 new coronavirus infections Saturday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 806,720.

Over the past 24 hours 146 people have died, bringing the total toll to 13,192 — a rate considerably lower than in many other countries hit hard by the pandemic.

A total of 8,366 people recovered over the last 24 hours, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 597,140.

The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals.

Russia's fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures.

Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military parade in Moscow and a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms that now allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036.

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