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Russia's coronavirus infection tally climbs to near one million

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. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 4,980 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, pushing its confirmed national tally up to 990,326.

Authorities said 68 people had died of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, raising the official death toll to 17,093.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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