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Health

Russia's new coronavirus cases hit new record high of 17,347

FILE PHOTO: Ambulances queue before driving onto the territory of the Pokrovskaya hospital amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saint Petersburg, Russia October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s daily tally of new coronavirus cases surged to a record high of 17,347 on Monday, including 5,224 in Moscow, taking the national tally to 1,531,224.

Authorities said 219 people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 26,269.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Maria Kiselyova

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