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Russia reports 6,431 new coronavirus cases, 150 deaths

FILE PHOTO: Medical specialists wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walk outside outside the I.I. Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 8, 2020. Picture taken June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Wednesday reported 6,431 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, its highest daily increase since July 13.

The authorities said 150 people had died in the day, bringing the official death toll to 19,799.

The new figures pushed Russia’s national tally of cases to 1,122,241, the fourth-largest in the world.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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