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Russia reports more than 5,100 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: Medical specialists wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) transfer a woman on a stretcher at the admission department of the City Clinical Hospital Number 15 named after O. Filatov, which delivers treatment to patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities confirmed 5,118 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing the national case tally to 892,654, the fourth largest in the world.

The official death toll rose to 15,001 after authorities said in their daily coronavirus report that 70 people had died in the last 24 hours.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth

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