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Russia reports nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases

A security guard wearing a protective face mask looks on in Moscow, as Russia's coronavirus case tally passed the one million September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 4,952 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, pushing its national tally to 1,005,000, the fourth largest in the world.

Authorities said 115 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 17,414.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Maria Kiselyova

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