June 19, 2020 / 7:47 AM / 21 days ago

Russia reports nearly 8,000 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: Medical specialists wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) rest on stairs outside a hospital during their working shift amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the city of Tver, Russia May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Friday reported 7,972 new cases of the novel coronavirus, pushing its nationwide case tally to 569,063 since the crisis began.

The national coronavirus response centre said 181 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 7,841.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov and Andrey Kuzmin; writing by Tom Balmforth

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