MOSCOW

Russia reported on Monday the lowest number of daily coronavirus fatalities since May 25.

For the first time in June, this indicator has plummeted below 100, with 95 deaths registered over the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 8,206, the country’s emergency team said in a daily report.

Over the same period, 7,600 new cases were confirmed, raising the country’s total infections to 592,280, it added.

Recoveries were lower than the average this month, only 4,705 people were discharged from hospitals since yesterday, and 344,416 in total since the beginning of the pandemic.

Despite the recent fall in infections, Russia remains the third worst-hit country in the world in total COVID-19 cases, only behind Brazil and the US.

Since originating in China last December, the pandemic has claimed over 468,400 lives in 188 countries and regions.

More than 8.96 million cases have been reported worldwide, while over 4.44 million patients have recovered so far, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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