Russia reports record daily rise in new coronavirus deaths

FILE PHOTO: A Russian conscript gets his temperature checked at a recruiting station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kaliningrad, Russia May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar reuters_tickers
This content was published on May 22, 2020 - 08:37

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Friday reported 150 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a record daily rise, taking the country's official nationwide death toll from the virus to 3,249.

The country's coronavirus crisis response centre reported 8,894 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 326,448.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov, Writing by Alexander Marrow, Editing by Catherine Evans)

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