May 3, 2020 - World

Russia sees 4 days of record increases in coronavirus cases

Putin in PPE

President Vladimir Putin visits a hospital in Moscow on March 24. Photo: Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

Russia reported 10,633 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, increasing its confirmed case total to 134,687.

Why it matters: It marks the fourth consecutive day that the country announced record single-day increases, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

  • From April 30 to May 3, Russia has reported a surge of more than 35,233 cases. It follows about a week of relatively steady increases of around 5,000–6,000 cases per day.

The big picture: Moscow, the largest city by population in Russia, accounts for more than one-half of total cases.

  • Around 50% of the total cases were asymptomatic, Russia's coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement, according to CNN.
  • The virus has killed at least 1,280 people in Russia.
  • President Vladimir Putin extended the country's nationwide lockdown through May 11 last week.

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