Russia's coronavirus death toll passes 19,000

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus disease walks past the St. John the Baptist stavropegic Russian Orthodox convent in central Moscow on September 15, 2020. (Photo by Yuri KADOBNOV / AFP)

's death toll from the novel passed 19,000 on Thursday, as the country reported 144 new deaths in the previous 24 hours.

The country's coronavirus crisis response centre registered 5,762 new cases, bringing its nationwide tally of infections to 1,085,281, the world's fourth-highest caseload.

The death toll now stands at 19,061.

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