May 12, 2020 / 7:47 AM / 23 days ago

Russia reports 10,899 new coronavirus cases, surpasses UK tally

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a street amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday reported 10,899 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total past that of Britain to 232,243, the third highest total worldwide.

The country’s coronavirus response centre said the death toll from the virus rose by 107 people to 2,116.

Russia puts the continued daily rise in cases down to widespread testing. It has carried out more than 5.8 million tests.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov, Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alison Williams

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