Russia sees record rise as virus cases surge past 100,000

Moscow (AFP) – Coronavirus cases in Russia surged past 100,000 on Thursday as the country recorded its largest daily increase, after officials warned infections had not yet peaked and extended lockdown measures.A spike of 7,099 confirmed infections in the last 24 hours brought Russia’s total to 106,498 cases and 1,073 deaths from the virus, the government’s coronavirus information site said in a daily update.With the number of cases increasing by several thousand each day, Russia is now leading European countries in registering new infections.President Vladimir Putin said the country’s coronav…

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