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Russia records 1,667 more coronavirus cases

Emergency team also reports 12 fatalities over last 24 hours

Elena Teslova   | 11.04.2020
Russia records 1,667 more coronavirus cases Health workers wearing protective suits arrive at Kommunarka Hospital for patients suspected of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, in Moscow, Russia on April 10, 2020. Russian Coronavirus Infection Control and Prevention Center announced as the number of confirmed case has reached to 11,917 with 1786 new cases and the death toll is 94. ( Sefa Karacan - Anadolu Agency )

By Elena Teslova

MOSCOW (AA) - Russia on Saturday reported further growth of the coronavirus cases as 1,667 more people tested positive over the last 24 hours, the authorities said.

The total number of patients rose to 13,584 in 82 regions, the emergency team said in a statement.

With 12 more fatalities registered since Friday, the overall death toll rose to 106, it added.

While 250 people were discharged from hospital after recovery in past 24 hours, more than a thousand recovered since the outbreak in Russia, the statement noted.

Most people who contract the virus exhibit mild symptoms and recover, but it can be particularly lethal for individuals with pre-existing chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and asthma.

After emerging in Wuhan, China last December, the virus has spread to at least 185 countries and regions.

The pandemic has killed nearly 103,000 people, and infected some 1.69 million, while around 377,000 patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

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