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Russia's new coronavirus cases top 10,000 for first time since mid-May

FILE PHOTO: Medical specialists wearing protective gear walk outside a hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 10,499 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest number of daily infections since May 15, when the outbreak was at its peak and lockdowns were in place.

Russia’s coronavirus crisis centre said that 107 coronavirus deaths had been confirmed in the last 24 hours, which took the official national death toll to 21,358.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Toby Chopra

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