April 19, 2020 / 10:33 AM / 2 months ago

Russia reports record daily rise in coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: Specialists wearing protective gear spray disinfectant while sanitizing a street to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia April 18, 2020. Sofya Sandurskaya/Moscow News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Sunday reported a record rise of 6,060 new coronavirus cases over the previous 24 hours, bringing its nationwide tally to 42,853, the Russian coronavirus crisis response center said.

The number of coronavirus cases in Russia began rising sharply this month, although it had reported far fewer infections than many western European countries in the outbreak’s early stages.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Polina Devitt; Editing by Alex Richardson

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