Russia has confirmed 500 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 2,377, with the death toll reaching 17, the country’s authorities announced on Tuesday.

Moscow continues to be the epicentre of COVID-19 in the country, as 387 of 500 new cases, and five of eight fatalities were recorded in the Russian capital, the emergency team said in a statement.

“In the Russian Federation, 2,337 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in 73 regions. During the day, 55 people were discharged after recovery. During the entire period, 121 people have been discharged. Eight

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