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Russia's coronavirus case tally nears 900,000

FILE PHOTO: A medical specialist wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sits inside an ambulance at the territory of Aleksandrovskaya hospital, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian registered 4,945 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing its national case tally to 897,599, the fourth largest in the world.

The official death toll rose to 15,131 after authorities said in their daily coronavirus report that 130 people had died in the previous 24 hours.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov and Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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