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Russia’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpasses 232,000 patients

On the morning of May 12, Russian officials announced that the country had recorded 10,899 new coronavirus infections in the past day, bringing the nation’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 232,243 patients. According to the latest data, Russia has now overtaken Spain (which has 227,436 cases), to become the country with the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, after the United States.

Another 107 people reportedly died from the disease, raising Russia’s total official number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 to 2,116. As many as 43,512 people in Russia are known to have recovered fully, including 3,711 in the past day.

Russia says it’s conducted more than 5.8 million coronavirus tests, so far.