MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s mortality rate has risen by an estimated 1.5-2% since the beginning of 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Friday.
He did not specify a point of comparison for the data.
As of Thursday, Russia had reported 661,165 coronavirus cases and 9,683 deaths.
Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Alexander Marrow; editing by John Stonestreet
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