May 16, 2020 / 7:42 AM / 13 days ago

Russia reports 9,200 new coronavirus infections

FILE PHOTO: A medical specialist, wearing a protective suit amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, assists an elderly woman to cross a road in Moscow, Russia May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 9,200 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, down from 10,598 new cases reported the previous day.

Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said the overall number of cases nationwide stood at 272,043. It added that 119 people had died over the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll from the virus to 2,537.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Pravin Char

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