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Russia reports 9,200 new coronavirus infections

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask walks in a business district amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 9,200 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, down from 10,598 new cases reported the previous day.

Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said the overall number of cases nationwide stood at 272,043. It added that 119 people had died over the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll from the virus to 2,537.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Pravin Char

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