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MOSCOW, May 7 (Xinhua) – More than 11,000 new cases of the virus were detected on Thursday, the Russian health ministry reported. It is the fourth consecutive day of the epidemic, bringing the total number of cases in the country to more than 177,000.

Russia's official number of infected with HIV has surpassed Germany and France, where Russia has become The fifth largest country with the highest number of infections in the world.

The number of cases is likely to be higher, as not all Russians are tested and many are Infected with the virus shows no symptoms.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin last week said on his social media site that 2% of the population is 12%. About 7 million people in Moscow are more than 200,000 who are infected. Moscow has confirmed a total of 93,000 cases of the virus.