Coronavirus: Russia's COVID-19 death toll rises above 17,000

Specialists spray the Moscow underground to protect against COVID-19. (File photo: Reuters)

Russia said on Saturday 111 people had died from the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the official death toll to 17,025.

Russia's coronavirus taskforce reported 4,941 new cases, bringing its nationwide tally to 985,346, the fourth largest caseload in the world.

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Last Update: Saturday, 29 August 2020 KSA 11:14 - GMT 08:14