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Russia's new coronavirus cases surge to record high of 15,150

A medical specialist wearing protective gear gets out of an ambulance outside a hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s daily tally of new coronavirus cases surged to a record high of 15,150 on Friday, including 5,049 in the capital Moscow, pushing the national total to 1,369,313 since the pandemic began.

Authorities reported 232 COVID-related deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 23,723.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet

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