Russia reports record daily rise in new coronavirus cases, infections up to 8,672


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  • Wednesday, 08 Apr 2020

A woman in protective mask walks along the bridge, with the towers of Kremlin and skyscrapers of Moscow-City business centre in the background, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Moscow, Russia April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The number of coronavirus cases in Russia rose by more than 1,000 for the second day running, taking the total to 8,672, the crisis response centre said on Wednesday.

The number of reported cases rose by 1,175, a record daily rise, while deaths increased by five to 63, the centre said.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov, Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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