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Coronavirus Cases In Russia Reach Over 177,000 In New One-Day Record

(NEW YORK POST) – Russia saw a one-day record rise in reported coronavirus cases Thursday — and the country now has the world’s second-fastest rate of new infections behind the United States, according to new reports.

Russia confirmed 11,231 new coronavirus infections Thursday, bringing the country’s official tally to 177,160 cases, according to The Moscow Times.

In terms of infections, Russia is now the fifth-most-affected country, surpassing Germany and France Thursday, the outlet reported.

Those milestones come just a day after President Vladimir Putin asked regional leaders to prepare plans for a gradual easing of the lockdown beginning on May 12, NBC News reported.

But he urged caution, warning governors, “The price of even the smallest mistake is the safety, lives and health of our people,” according to the Times.

Since Sunday, Russia has seen a daily increase of more than 10,000 infections — a rise that officials attribute to an increase in mass testing, and the detection of asymptomatic cases that are not always counted in other countries, the outlet reported.

More than 4.8 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in the country, health officials said Thursday.

Coronavirus cases have been reported in all of Russia’s 85 regions, according to the Times. Moscow is the epicenter, with 92,676 infections.

Russia saw a one-day record rise in reported coronavirus cases Thursday — and the country now has the world’s second-fastest rate of new infections behind the United States, according to new reports.

Russia confirmed 11,231 new coronavirus infections Thursday, bringing the country’s official tally to 177,160 cases, according to The Moscow Times.

In terms of infections, Russia is now the fifth-most-affected country, surpassing Germany and France Thursday, the outlet reported.

Those milestones come just a day after President Vladimir Putin asked regional leaders to prepare plans for a gradual easing of the lockdown beginning on May 12, NBC News reported.

But he urged caution, warning governors, “The price of even the smallest mistake is the safety, lives and health of our people,” according to the Times.

Since Sunday, Russia has seen a daily increase of more than 10,000 infections — a rise that officials attribute to an increase in mass testing, and the detection of asymptomatic cases that are not always counted in other countries, the outlet reported.

More than 4.8 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in the country, health officials said Thursday.

Coronavirus cases have been reported in all of Russia’s 85 regions, according to the Times. Moscow is the epicenter, with 92,676 infections.

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