Russia's confirmed coronavirus cases surge past 52,000

Published April 21, 2020, 8:35 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

Russia recorded 5,642 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing its nationwide tally to 52,763, the Russian coronavirus crisis response centre said on Tuesday.

Medical specialists wearing protective gear push a stretcher towards an ambulance while relocating a non-transparent bag, which presumably contains a human body, outside a hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia April 20, 2020. (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov / MANILA BULLETIN)
Medical specialists wearing protective gear push a stretcher towards an ambulance while relocating a non-transparent bag, which presumably contains a human body, outside a hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia April 20, 2020. (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov / MANILA BULLETIN)

Fifty-one people with the virus died in the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 456, it said.

The number of coronavirus cases in Russia began rising sharply this month, although it had reported far fewer infections than many western European countries in the outbreak’s early stages.

 
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