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With 1,175 new cases in the past day, Russia's official coronavirus count jumps to 8,672 patients

On the morning of April 8, Russian officials announced that the country has recorded 1,175 new coronavirus infections in the past day, bringing the nation’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 8,672 patients across 81 different regions. The latest infections were reported in 56 different regions: Moscow (+660), the Moscow region (+95), St. Petersburg (+34), the Leningrad region (+32), the Mari El Republic (+27), Murmansk (+25), Krasnodar Krai (+24), and Nizhny Novgorod (+24). 

Another five people reportedly died from the disease, raising Russia’s total number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 to 63. Another 86 patients were discharged from the hospital, bringing the number of coronavirus cases in Russia who have fully recovered to 580.

Health officials say Russia has conducted more than 901,000 coronavirus tests, since the start of the pandemic.

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