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Russia’s coronavirus infection count nears 100,000, as the official death toll approaches 1,000

On the morning of April 29, Russian officials announced that the country recorded 5,841 new coronavirus infections in the past day, bringing the nation’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 99,399 patients. A day earlier, the nation recorded 6,411 new infections (570 more cases).

Another 108 people reportedly died from the disease, raising Russia’s total number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 to 972. 

Russia says it’s conducted more than 3.3 million coronavirus tests, so far, including 164,400 in the past day.

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