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Russia records highest number of new coronavirus cases since January

On the morning of June 24, Russian officials announced that the country had recorded 20,182 new coronavirus infections in the past day, marking the highest daily increase since late January. 

According to official data, Russia has registered more than 5.38 million cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Another 568 people died of the disease over the past day, bringing Russia’s total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 to 131,463. In addition, St. Petersburg and Moscow both registered record daily mortality rates, with 99 and 92 fatalities caused by the coronavirus, respectively.

Also in the past 24 hours, 13,505 coronavirus patients recovered from the disease. In total, more than 4.9 million people in Russia are known to have recovered from COVID-19.

Moscow and other Russia regions have seen a sharp increase in the number of new coronavirus infections since the beginning of June. A number of regions have introduced mandatory vaccination campaigns aimed at certain categories of residents, as well as restrictions on commerce and public events. 

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