Russia's coronavirus death toll passes 25,000

Authorities reported 15,971 new coronavirus infections in the previous 24 hours

  
Medical specialists transport a person on a stretcher outside a hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia October 15, 2020.

Medical specialists transport a person on a stretcher outside a hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia October 15, 2020.

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MOSCOW: Russia recorded 290 new deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing its official death toll to 25,242.

Authorities reported 15,971 new coronavirus infections in the previous 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 1,463,306, the fourth highest in the world.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Alexander Marrow) ((alexander.marrow@thomsonreuters.com; +7 495 775 1242;))

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