Russia confirms more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases. It has the sixth-highest number of coronavirus patients in the world.
On the morning of May 5, Russian officials announced that the country recorded 10,102 new coronavirus infections in the past day (there were 10,581 new cases than the day before), bringing the nation’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 155,370 patients.
Another 95 people reportedly died from the disease, raising Russia’s total number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 to 1,451. As many as 19,865 people in Russia are known to have recovered fully from the disease, including 1,770 in the past day.
Russia says it’s conducted more than 4.4 million coronavirus tests, so far, including 157,000 in the past day.
According to data published by The New York Times, Russia now has the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, after the United States, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, and Germany.