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Russia Records More Than 10,000 Cases Of COVID-19

Russia recorded 10,633 cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases nationwide to 134,687 and became the 7th largest epidemic region in the world. 

The Covid-19 Crisis Management Center of the Russian Federation for Consumer and Human Rights Protection Monitoring (Rospotrebnadzor) today announced that it has recorded 10,633 additional virus cases. Remarkably, there were 5,345 asymptomatic cases.

Thus, Russia has become the 7th largest epidemic zone in the world with a total of 134,687 cases. The country also reported an additional 58 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in Russia to 1,280.

Moscow, the hardest-hit province due to Covid-19, recorded an additional 5,948 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 68,606. Moscow has not announced the number of new deaths, the number of deaths due to nCoV in this city is 729. 

City officials announced that they will continue to maintain restrictive measures to prevent nCoV until May 11, and demand People who show signs of infection at home and contact a doctor.

Although the number of new infections has increased significantly, the death rate in Russia is much lower than in many other countries heavily affected by Covid-19. Some high-ranking Russian officials including Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Minister Vladimir Yakushev and Deputy Minister Dmitry Volkov are positive for the virus.

The Russian Ministry of Defense also announced that 2,903 military, trainees and civilian workers were infected with nCoV, of which 160 have recovered.

During a wide-ranging test from March to May 2, Russia recorded 1,177 soldiers in the standing force positive for nCoV, largely asymptomatic, a Russian Defense Ministry's yesterday report said.

In addition, Russian academies, military schools and cadets have recorded 1,404 cases of nCoV. The Russian Defense Ministry said the preventive measures helped prevent the virus from infiltrating 27 of its 31 pre-university military schools. 

The Russian armed forces also reported 322 civilian employees infected with the virus, bringing the number of positive cases for nCoV in the military to 2,903.

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