Photos: Russia’s virus toll reaches the second highest globally

Updated On May 14, 2020 10:25 AM IST

Russia registered more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, May 13, continuing a grim trend that has seen the country become a global virus hotspot. Russia's total number of infections stood at 242,271 as of Wednesday, taking it to second place in a global tally of infections, behind the United States.

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A man walks past a makeshift memorial for medical workers who died from the COVID-19 disease, set up outside the local health department in Saint Petersburg. Russia reported more than 10,000 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections to 242,271, reported AFP. (Olga Maltseva / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 14, 2020 10:25 AM IST

A man walks past a makeshift memorial for medical workers who died from the COVID-19 disease, set up outside the local health department in Saint Petersburg. Russia reported more than 10,000 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections to 242,271, reported AFP. (Olga Maltseva / AFP)

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Medical professionals wearing protective gear push a stretcher while relocating a non-transparent bag, which presumably contains a human body, on the outskirts of Moscow. The Kremlin this week eased a national lockdown, despite a steady rise in numbers that has brought Russia to second place in a global tally of infections behind the United States. (Tatyana Makeyeva / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 14, 2020 10:25 AM IST

Medical professionals wearing protective gear push a stretcher while relocating a non-transparent bag, which presumably contains a human body, on the outskirts of Moscow. The Kremlin this week eased a national lockdown, despite a steady rise in numbers that has brought Russia to second place in a global tally of infections behind the United States. (Tatyana Makeyeva / REUTERS)

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A medic wearing protective gear looks out from a window of the Saint George hospital after a fire broke out in the medical facility in Saint Petersburg on May 12. Despite the steady rise in new cases, Russia’s reported mortality rate is significantly lower compared to other European countries hit hard by the pandemic, with 96 new deaths and a total of 2,212 dead from the coronavirus as of Wednesday, reported AFP. (Olga Maltseva / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 14, 2020 10:25 AM IST

A medic wearing protective gear looks out from a window of the Saint George hospital after a fire broke out in the medical facility in Saint Petersburg on May 12. Despite the steady rise in new cases, Russia’s reported mortality rate is significantly lower compared to other European countries hit hard by the pandemic, with 96 new deaths and a total of 2,212 dead from the coronavirus as of Wednesday, reported AFP. (Olga Maltseva / AFP)

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Emergencies personnel wearing protective gear spray disinfectant on a man at the site of the fire at the Saint George hospital. The fire killed five coronavirus patients in the hospital. (Olga Maltseva / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Emergencies personnel wearing protective gear spray disinfectant on a man at the site of the fire at the Saint George hospital. The fire killed five coronavirus patients in the hospital. (Olga Maltseva / AFP)

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A medical professional transports a person on a stretcher outside a hospital on the outskirts of Moscow. A majority of Russia’s new cases were registered in the capital with President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov becoming the most recent senior figure in government to announce they had tested positive for the coronavirus. (Tatyana Makeyeva / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 14, 2020 10:25 AM IST

A medical professional transports a person on a stretcher outside a hospital on the outskirts of Moscow. A majority of Russia’s new cases were registered in the capital with President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov becoming the most recent senior figure in government to announce they had tested positive for the coronavirus. (Tatyana Makeyeva / REUTERS)

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A woman wearing face mask and gloves seen on the subway escalator in Moscow. Beginning Tuesday, wearing face masks and latex gloves were made mandatory for people using Moscow’s public transport, reported AP. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A woman wearing face mask and gloves seen on the subway escalator in Moscow. Beginning Tuesday, wearing face masks and latex gloves were made mandatory for people using Moscow’s public transport, reported AP. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP)

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A woman seen wearing a face mask and gloves rides a carriage in the subway in Moscow on May 12. Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has also extended the lockdown until the end of May. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A woman seen wearing a face mask and gloves rides a carriage in the subway in Moscow on May 12. Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has also extended the lockdown until the end of May. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP)

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Artist Katrin Nenasheva listens to a man during her performance “Argue with me” in central Saint Petersburg. Nenasheva stages a performance in which she talks to people in streets about the problem of domestic violence during the coronavirus lockdown. (Anton Vaganov / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Artist Katrin Nenasheva listens to a man during her performance “Argue with me” in central Saint Petersburg. Nenasheva stages a performance in which she talks to people in streets about the problem of domestic violence during the coronavirus lockdown. (Anton Vaganov / REUTERS)

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A worker wearing a protective mask and gloves cleans a hair salon after the authorities loosened lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Kaliningrad on May 12. (Vitaly Nevar / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 14, 2020 10:25 AM IST

A worker wearing a protective mask and gloves cleans a hair salon after the authorities loosened lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Kaliningrad on May 12. (Vitaly Nevar / REUTERS)

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