The total number of people diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Russia passed 700,000 on Wednesday. The country reported 6,562 new cases in the last 24 hours.
In total, the number of infections with the lung virus in Russia stands at 700,792.
In the country, a total of 10,667 people died from the effects of Covid-19 and 173 deaths were reported in the previous 24 hours.
Critics have expressed doubts about the relatively low official death rate in Russia and have accused authorities of downplaying the magnitude of the crisis.
In terms of the number of infections, Russia is one of the most affected countries in the world. Only the United States, Brazil and India have registered more contamination cases than Russia.