Russia Reports Record Increase in New Coronavirus Cases

By Anna Breuer on 7 May 2020
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Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square in Moscow

Russia recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases the country has seen on Thursday, confirming 11,231 new infections.  Over the weekend, the country recorded 10,633 new cases in a 24-hour period.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases to 177,160, giving Russia the second-fastest rate of increase of new infections in the world and making it the fifth most affected country, surpassing both Germany and France with Thursday’s figures.

“I don’t recall anything like this,” said the country’s finance minister, Anton Siluano, last week on state television before the recent increase.

Moscow, with approximately half of the cases, has been hit particularly hard.  With the country under lockdown, the government opened on Monday an online portal that is intended to provide one-stop assistance for citizens and small businesses that need economic assistance.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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