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Russia’s coronavirus infection tally climbs to near 1 million

Medical specialists walk outside the I.I. Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Saint Petersburg

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia reported 4,980 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, pushing its confirmed national tally up to 990,326.

Authorities said 68 people had died of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, raising the official death toll to 17,093.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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