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Russia reports nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: People walk along the street as the government eases restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 4,892 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing its tally so far to 927,745, the fourth largest in the world.

Authorities said 55 people had died across the country in the last 24 hours, increasing Russia’s official coronavirus death toll to 15,740.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov and Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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