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Russia's new coronavirus cases surge past 8,000, highest since June 16

FILE PHOTO: Waiters at a terrace cafe wear protective face masks in Moscow, as Russia's coronavirus case tally passed the one million September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s new coronavirus cases rose to their highest since June 16 on Monday as authorities confirmed 8,135 new infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the national total to 1,159,573.

Authorities said 61 people had died, bringing the official death toll to 20,385.

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

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