July 23, 2020 / 8:05 AM / 17 days ago

Russia's coronavirus tally nears 800,000

People walk and ride bicycles along an embankment of the Moskva River on a warm summer day, after local authorities partially lifted quarantine restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia June 6, 2020. Kirill Zykov/Moscow News Agency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 5,848 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, pushing its national tally to 795,038, the fourth largest in the world.

In their daily readout, officials said 147 people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing Russia’s official death toll to 12,892.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov and Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine Evans

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