Russia records significant one-day rise in coronavirus cases, taking total past 10,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia has risen by more than 1,000 in a single day, with the country’s coronavirus tracking headquarters announcing a total of 10,131 infections in the country.

On Wednesday morning, there were only 8,672 confirmed cases in the country. So far, Russia has recorded at least 63 fatalities from the virus.

Russian President Vladimir Putin previously said his country had acted early to keep the virus under control, but Russia has gradually stepped up measures to contain its spread, closing borders and directing citizens to stay at home.

(CNN)

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