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Russia records highest daily tally of new cases

Russia’s count of coronavirus infections has climbed above 200,000 after its highest daily tally of new cases.

Figures released this morning recorded 11,012 new cases of the virus for a total of 209,688, with 1,915 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Russian officials say the sharp rise in numbers can be attributed to increased testing, at least in part.

More than half the infection cases and deaths are recorded in Moscow, which will remain under a lockdown for the rest of the month.

— AP

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