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Russia records 8,554 new COVID-19 cases

16 May 2021, 20:49 GMT+10

MOSCOW, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Russia confirmed 8,554 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,940,245, the official monitoring and response center said Sunday.

The national COVID-19 death toll rose by 391 to 115,871 in the past day, while the number of the country's recoveries grew by 8,573 to 4,556,073.

Moscow, Russia's worst-hit region, reported 2,789 new cases, taking the city's total to 1,137,097.

So far, over 133.5 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted across the country.

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