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Russia Registers 228 Coronavirus Cases Over Past 24 Hours - Operational Headquarters

Sputnik News

10:13 GMT 28.03.2020

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of patients infected with COVID-19 in Russia has increased by 228 people over the past 24 hours, the country's operational headquarters for preventing the spread of coronavirus said in a statement on Saturday.

"Over the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 228 cases of coronavirus infection in 26 regions," the statement says.

Of them, 114 cases have been confirmed in Moscow and 36 in the Moscow Region. Four people have been discharged from hospitals over the given period, the headquarters said.

The total tally of COVID-19 patients in Russia stands at 1,264 in 62 regions.

As of Saturday, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide has surpassed 600,000 with the US topping the list at more than 100,000 confirmed cases. Italy currently still holds the top spot in terms of fatalities with 9,000 lethal cases.


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