July 17, 2020 / 7:43 AM / a month ago

Russia's coronavirus death toll passes 12,000

FILE PHOTO: Specialists wearing protective gear spray disinfectant while sanitizing Platov International Airport amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak near Rostov-on-Don, Russia April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s death toll from the novel coronavirus passed 12,000 on Friday, as the country reported 186 new deaths in the past 24 hours.

The country’s coronavirus crisis response centre registered 6,406 new cases, bringing its nationwide tally of infections to 759,203, the world’s fourth highest caseload.

The death toll now stands at 12,123. Russia says 539,373 people have recovered.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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