Russia's Coronavirus Cases Surpass 975,000​

A restaurant employee wears a protective face shield and mask due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Moscow, Russia July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 4,711 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing its nationwide tally to 975,576, the fourth largest caseload in the world.

Russia's coronavirus taskforce said 121 people had died over the last 24 hours, pushing its official death toll to 16,804.