Russia's coronavirus death toll passes 16,000

FILE PHOTO: A grave digger wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks after burying a person, who presumably died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the special purpose section of a graveyard on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, Russia June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s death toll from the novel coronavirus passed 16,000 on Thursday, as the country reported 110 new deaths in the past 24 hours.

The country’s coronavirus crisis response centre registered 4,785 new cases, bringing its nationwide tally of infections to 942,106, the world’s fourth highest caseload.

The death toll now stands at 16,099.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov and Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Toby Chopra