Russia reports 9,794 new COVID-19 cases, 486 deaths

A health worker takes a swab from a woman to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia reported 9,794 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including 1,610 in Moscow, taking its total case tally to 4,370,617 since the pandemic began.

The government coronavirus task force also said that 486 people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing its death toll to 91,220.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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