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Health

Russia's daily coronavirus cases and deaths surge to record highs

Ambulances are parked outside a hospital amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Omsk, Russia October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s daily tally of coronavirus cases surged to a record high of 17,717 on Thursday, including 4,906 in Moscow, taking the national total to 1,581,693 since the pandemic began.

Authorities also reported a record high of 366 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 27,301.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by David Goodman

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