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Coronavirus spread in Russia appears to be slowing, though new daily cases hover at 10,000

On the morning of May 15, Russian officials announced that the country recorded 10,598 new coronavirus infections in the past day (up 4.2 percent from the day before) bringing the nation’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 262,843 patients. The only country in the world with more registered coronavirus patients is the United States, where more than 1.4 million people have tested positive for the disease.

Another 113 people reportedly died from the disease, raising Russia’s total number of fatalities officially caused by COVID-19 to 2,418. As many as 58,226 people in Russia are known to have recovered fully, including 4,696 in the past day.

Russia says it’s conducted more than 6.4 million coronavirus tests, so far, including 225,000 in the past day.

Anna Popova, the head of the Agency for Health and Consumer Rights, announced a day earlier that Russia has managed to stop the rising incidence of coronavirus. Officials have reported roughly 10,000 new daily cases since May 3.