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Russia's coronavirus cases surpass 875,000

FILE PHOTO: Medical specialists wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walk outside outside the I.I. Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities reported 5,241 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, pushing its national tally to 877,135, the fourth largest in the world.

The official death toll rose to 14,725 after officials said 119 people had died across the country in the last 24 hours.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Gareth Jones

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