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Coronavirus cases in Russia exceed 2M

Country reports 23,610 new virus cases, highest single-day spike since pandemic began

Elena Teslova   | 19.11.2020
Coronavirus cases in Russia exceed 2M

MOSCOW

Russia on Thursday reported 23,610 new virus cases, the highest single-day spike in the country, bringing the total number of cases to more than 2 million.

According to the country’s health authorities, the death toll rose to 34,850, with a record high of 463 fatalities reported over the past 24 hours.

Some 25,573 virus patients recovered, also a highest single-day rise in the country, pushing the total number of recoveries to over 1.5 million.

Meanwhile, the number of active cases went down for the third day in a row, standing at 454,102 on Thursday.

Russia's overall case tally is the fifth highest in the world, behind the US, India, Brazil, and France.

Despite a surge in numbers, Kremlin has resisted plans to reintroduce national lockdown restrictions, which were implemented in spring. Separate measures in different regions, however, are in place.

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