Russia has surpassed China's official number of coronavirus cases after registering nearly 6,200 new cases in 24 hours to become the ninth hardest-hit country.
The Russian government reported a total of 87,147 cases on Monday, which is almost 4,000 more than China's official toll of 83,912.
The actual number of infections in both countries is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.
Many also believe that governments in both Russia and China could be manipulating the statistics for political purposes.
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