Russia’s new coronavirus cases rise by 16,710

People wearing face masks walk along a street in downtown Moscow on October 22, 2020, amid the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Russia confirmed 15,971 new Covid-19 cases on October 22, 2020. (AFP)

MOSCOW: Russia reported 16,710 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, including 4,455 in Moscow, bringing the national tally to 1,513,877 cases since the pandemic began.
Authorities said 229 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 26,050.