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With more than 87,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, Russia now has more official COVID-19 infections than China

On the morning of April 27, Russian officials announced that the country recorded 6,198 new coronavirus infections in the past day, bringing the nation’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 87,147 patients. For the first time, the spread of coronavirus is now worse in Russia than in China, where there are currently 83,912 reported cases.

Another 50 people reportedly died from the disease, raising Russia’s total number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 to 794. As many as 7,346 people in Russia are known to have recovered fully from the disease, including 579 in the past day.

Russia says it’s conducted more than 3 million coronavirus tests, so far, including 139,000 in the past day.

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