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Russia's new coronavirus cases return to highest levels, near 10,000

FILE PHOTO: A restaurant employee wears a protective face shield and mask due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Moscow, Russia July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 9,859 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the highest number of daily infections since May 15, when the outbreak was at its peak.

Russia’s coronavirus crisis centre said that 174 coronavirus deaths had been confirmed in the last 24 hours, which took the official national death toll to 21,251.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov, writing by Maria Tsvetkova, editing by Alexander Smith

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