On the morning of May 11, Russian officials announced that the country recorded 11,656 new coronavirus infections in the past day (up 5.5 percent from the day before) bringing the nation’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 221,344 patients. Russia has now overtaken Italy and Germany to become the country with the third-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, after the United States and Spain.
Another 94 people reportedly died from the disease, raising Russia’s total official number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 to 2,009. As many as 39,801 people in Russia are known to have recovered fully, including 5,495 in the past day.
Russia says it’s conducted more than 5.6 million coronavirus tests, so far, including 188,000 in the past day.