A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease is treated in the Intensive Care Unit in Moscow, Russia. Reuters
The number of new coronavirus cases in Russia has risen by 10,102 over the past 24 hours, compared with 10,581 the previous day. This brought Russia's nationwide tally to 155,370, the country's coronavirus crisis response centre said on Tuesday.
It also reported 95 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total death toll in Russia to 1,451.
More than 3.59 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 250,386 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
Russia reported 7,933 new cases on Friday, raising its total to 114,431. The true number is believed to be higher because not everyone is tested and Russian tests are reported to be only 70 per cent to 80 per cent accurate.
The mortality rate has slowed in recent days however, and remains much lower, in relative terms, than many other countries. The nationwide death toll rose to 1,280 after 58 people died in the last 24 hours, Russia's coronavirus crisis response centre said.
Health officials reported 8,926 new infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the country's total to 290,678, the second-highest in the world after the United States. It was the lowest number of new virus cases since May 1, when Russia announced 7,933 cases.
Worldwide, more than 9 million people have been confirmed infected by the virus and more than 472,000 have died, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Experts say the true numbers are much higher because of limited testing and cases in which patients had no symptoms.
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