May 11, 2020 / 8:40 AM / in 19 days

Russia reports record rise in number of new coronavirus cases

MOSCOW, May 11 (Reuters) - Russia on Monday reported a record rise in the number of new coronavirus infections with 11,656 new cases in the last 24 hours, a phenomenon authorities attribute to a massive testing programme.

The country’s coronavirus response centre also reported 94 new deaths, taking the overall death toll to 2,009 people. (Reporting by Msocow newsroom Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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