Russia's coronavirus death toll exceeds 16 thousand

Russia's coronavirus death toll exceeds 16 thousand
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  • calendar-gray 20 August 2020

Russia confirmed 4,785 new coronavirus infections Thursday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 942,106, APA reports citing the Moscow Times.

Over the past 24 hours 110 people have died, bringing the total official toll to 16,099. 

Separate figures recently published by Russia’s statistics agency Rosstat found that the number of deaths from the virus could be much larger than this official tally, updated daily by the country’s coronavirus task force. It found almost 12,000 people with coronavirus died during June alone, with the virus confirmed or believed to be the main cause of death in more than 7,000 cases, while the task force figures showed only 4,880 for the same period.

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