Russia Registers 2nd Highest Covid-19 Cases Globally
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Russia registers 2nd highest Covid-19 cases globally

By IANS Updated: May 12, 2020 7:53 pm
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People wearing face masks and gloves to protect against coronavirus, observe social distancing guidelines as they go down the subway on the escalator in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. From Tuesday onward, wearing face masks and latex gloves is mandatory for people using Moscow’s public transport. President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared an end to a partial economic shutdown across Russia due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he said that many restrictions will remain in place.AP/PTI

Moscow, May 12 (IANS): The number of coronavirus cases in Russia has increased to 232,243 on Tuesday, the 2nd highest number of infections in the world surpassing the tallies in Spain and the UK, the country’s anti-coronavirus crisis centre said.

The tally surged to 232,243 after the 10,899 cases were reported over the past 24 hours, TASS News Agency quoted the centre as saying.

A total of 43,512 patients have recovered, while 2,116 people have died, it added.

According to the centre’s data, the daily growth rate on Tuesday was 4.9 per cent compared to 5.6 per cent the day before.

As of Tuesday, the number of coronavirus cases in Spain and the UK stood at 227,436 and 224,332, respectively, according to the Washington-based Johns Hopkins University.

Italy came in the fifth place with 219,814 cases, while the US accounted for the highest number of infections in the world at 1,347,936.

By IANS Updated: May 12, 2020 7:53:40 pm
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