Russia reports 25,033 new COVID-19 cases, 749 deaths

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 25,033 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 5,410 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 5,783,333.

The government coronavirus task force said 749 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national death toll to 143,002.

The federal statistics agency has kept a separate death toll. It said on Friday it had recorded around 290,000 deaths related to COVID-19 between April 2020 and May this year.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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