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A woman wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus walk past a Soviet era bas-relief in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Image Credit: AP

Moscow: Russia reported 6,148 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the second straight day when the daily number of cases exceeded 6,000, taking the national tally of infections to 1,103,399.

The country’s coronavirus crisis centre said 79 people had died of the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the Russian death toll to 19,418.