Russian coronavirus cases leap to third highest in world behind the US and Spain
Russia has become the nation with the third highest number of coronavirus cases after reporting a record daily rise on Monday.
The country has overtaken Britain and Italy after recording 11,656 cases in just 24 hours.
Monday’s rise sees Russia’s overall number of confirmed cases surge to 221,344 – behind only the US (1,329,799 cases) and Spain (224,350).
More than half of all cases and deaths in Russia to date have occurred in Moscow, the epicentre of the country’s outbreak, with 6,169 of the new infections reported in the region alone.