May 18, 2020 / 8:10 AM / 11 days ago

Russia's new coronavirus cases below 10,000 for third day in a row

A specialist sprays disinfectant while sanitizing a bridge amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Monday reported 8,926 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, pushing its nationwide case tally to 290,678.

The daily rise in cases was for the third day in a row below 10,000, a threshold that it has been above for much of May.

Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said 91 people had died overnight, bringing the death toll to 2,722.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov and Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alex Richardson

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