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Russia diagnoses another 182 people with COVID-19, bringing total number of confirmed cases to 840

In the past day, Russia recorded 182 new coronavirus infections. Health officials have now diagnosed 840 cases across 56 regions of the country. The lion’s share of the new cases (136 patients) was reported in Moscow, bringing the city’s total number of infections to 546. A federal task force has acknowledged two deaths caused by the illness. Both of these patients were senior citizens. 

Also in the past day, Russian hospitals discharged another nine patients who have recovered completely for coronavirus and no longer test positive for COVID-19 (the disease it causes). The total number of recovered cases in Russia is now 38.