Russia’s daily rise in coronavirus cases tops 1,000 for first time


A delivery courier rides a bicycle past an entrance of the temporarily closed Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), after the city authorities announced a partial lockdown ordering residents to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The number of coronavirus cases in Russia rose by more than 1,000 for the first time to reach 7,497 in the past 24 hours, the country’s crisis response centre said on Tuesday.

The number of reported cases rose by 1,154 while deaths rose by 11 to 58, the centre said.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Alexander Marrow; editing by Jason Neely

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