MOSCOW, June 17 (Xinhua) – The Russian Coronary Response Center said in a statement on Tuesday that Russia had eight new cases of the virus. 2,248 people within 24 hours bring the total number of infections to 545,458.

The death toll rose from 193 to 7,248, while 294,306 people were recovering from the illness, including 9,767 who were recovering, the statement said. In the past 24 hours.

Moscow, the country's worst hit region, reported 1,416 new cases, bringing the total to 208,680. 126,114 patients have been recovered in the city. Translated by: Mao Bopha January