Number of coronavirus cases in Russian Armed Forces nears 1,500

Number of coronavirus cases in Russian Armed Forces nears 1,500

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Russian Armed Forces totals 1,475 people in the period from March to May 5, the Ministry of Defense said in its bulletin released on Tuesday. On Monday, the ministry reported about 1,384 cases among servicemen.

"As many as 1,475 servicemen with positive results were found during the 100% (coronavirus) screening in the Russian Armed Forces from March to May 4 of this year," TASS cited the ministry as saying.

The coronavirus has also been detected with 1,186 servicemen particularly in military educational institutions, as well as 360 cases have been found among the civilian personnel of Russia’s Armed Forces, with 25 people having recovered since March, according to the ministry.

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