May 10, 2020 / 8:12 AM / 20 days ago

Russian coronavirus cases above 200,000

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a street amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian authorities said on Sunday they had recorded 11,012 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 209,688.

Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said 88 people had died in the past day, pushing the national death toll to 1,915.

Russian coronavirus cases overtook French and German infections this week to become the fifth highest in the world.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by David Clarke

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