June 6, 2020 / 7:58 AM / a month ago

Russia reports 8,855 new coronavirus cases, 197 deaths in last 24 hours

A medical specialist wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sits inside an ambulance at the territory of Aleksandrovskaya hospital, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 8,855 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, pushing the total number of infections to 458,689.

Officials said 197 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official nationwide death toll to 5,725.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov and Maxim Rodionov, writing by Andrey Ostroukh, editing by Mark Potter

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