Russia's coronavirus cases pass 500K

Russia confirmed 8,779 new coronavirus infections Thursday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 502,436, APA reports citing the Moscow Times.

Over the past 24 hours 174 people have died, bringing the total toll to 6,532 — a rate considerably lower than in many other countries hit hard by the pandemic.

A total of 8,367 people recovered over the last 24 hours, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 261,150.