Russia coronavirus cases surpass 125,000

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Russia reported 9,623 new coronavirus cases – its highest daily rise since the start of the pandemic – bringing the total to 125,054, mostly in the capital Moscow.

The death toll nationwide rose to 1,222 after 57 people died in the last 24 hours, Russia’s coronavirus crisis response centre said on Saturday.

Concern was growing in Moscow that hospitals might become overwhelmed after recording the new one-day high of infections, a 20 percent increase over Friday’s count, which itself was a new daily record.