August 2, 2020 / 7:37 AM / 7 days ago

Russia's coronavirus cases surpass 850,000

FILE PHOTO: A police officer wearing a protective face mask stands guard at Dvortsovaya Square, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 5,427 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing its nationwide tally to 850,870, the fourth largest caseload in the world.

Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said 70 people had died over the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll in the country of around 145 million people to 14,128.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Gareth Jones

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