Russia’s Coronavirus cases near 1.5 million

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 6, 2020: People walk in a green space near Pyatnitskoye Shosse Street in Mitino, a north-west suburb of Moscow, during the pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Wearing face masks in public places has been mandatory in the Russian capital since 12 May. As of 6 June 2020, Russia has reported more than 450,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection, with more than 191,000 confirmed cases in Moscow. Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS

Russia reported 16,521 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, slightly down from the record high of 17,340 a day earlier, the country’s Covid-19 response center said on Saturday.

Russia’s cumulative number of coronavirus cases has grown to 1,497,167, including 25,821 deaths and 1,130,818 recoveries, the center said in a statement.

Moscow has seen a spike in Covid-19 infections, tallying 4,453 new cases over the past day, bringing the city’s total to 391,361.

Russia has been witnessing a steep growth in Covid-19 cases over the past weeks after many restrictions were lifted, and people resumed gathering in large groups.

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