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Russia's coronavirus tally nears 800,000

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 reported 5,848 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, pushing its national tally to 795,038, the fourth largest in the world.

In their daily readout, officials said 147 people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing Russia’s official death toll to 12,892.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov and Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine Evans

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