Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.
It was the third day, in succession that the country has reported cases over 10,000.
Health officials reported 10,102 new infections over the last 24 hours.
This was lower by 531 cases, the record 10,581 reported for Sunday.
Russia’s total of infections is now 155,370.
This makes it the sixth worst-hit nation in Europe and 7th in the world.
As other European countries are experiencing a recession in infection, Russia has emerged as a new epicentre.
However, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the highest ranking official to contract the infection, is now “feeling normal.”
His spokesperson Boris Belyakov confirmed this on Tuesday.
He said Mishustin, who announced he tested positive last week, was continuing treatment under health ministry guidance.
The prime minister is “actively talking with colleagues by phone,” Belyakov said.