Russia’s new coronavirus cases surge to record high of 17,340

Medical specialists transport a person on a stretcher outside a hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia October 15, 2020. — Reuters pic
Medical specialists transport a person on a stretcher outside a hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia October 15, 2020. — Reuters pic

MOSCOW, Oct 23 — Russia’s daily tally of new coronavirus cases hit a record high of 17,340 today, including 5,478 in Moscow, taking the national tally to 1,480,646 since the pandemic began.

Authorities said 283 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 25,525. — Reuters

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