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Russia records 9,328 new COVID-19 cases

17 May 2021, 21:30 GMT+10

MOSCOW, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Russia confirmed 9,328 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,949,573, the official monitoring and response center said Monday.

The national COVID-19 death toll rose by 340 to 116,211 in the past day, while the number of the country's recoveries grew by 7,181 to 4,563,254.

Meanwhile, Moscow, Russia's worst-hit region, has registered 3,573 new cases, taking the city's total to 1,140,670.

According to the official data, as of Saturday, 23,858,201 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Russia that has a population of more than 144 million.

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