MOSCOW 

The spread of coronavirus in Russia is gaining pace with 1,154 more cases confirmed and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours.

With the new cases, the tally has risen to 7,497 and the death toll stands at 58, an emergency team said.

In a separate statement, Russia’s chief sanitary officer Anna Popova characterized the coronavirus as highly contagious. Each patient can infect at least three more people, she said.

So far, the Russian doctors have found out that the coronavirus’ deadly effect derives from its ability to block oxygenating of blood, leading to brain hypoxia and death, meaning

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