Russia's coronavirus infections pass 300,000, deaths near 3,000

Emergency doctors wearing protective equipment transport a man to a hospital for COVID-19 patients in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo)

Russia reported 8,764 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its lowest daily rise since May 2, taking the total number of documented infections to 308,705.

The country's response centre said 135 people had died in the past 24 hours, taking the from the virus to 2,972.

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