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Kremlin says Russian healthcare under ‘maximum’ pressure due to COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Medical specialists transport a person on a stretcher outside a hospital for patients infected with coronavirus disease in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia’s healthcare system was under “maximum” pressure due to COVID-19 and that more than 90% of hospital beds in some regions were full.

Russia’s daily tally of coronavirus cases surged to a record high of 17,717 on Thursday. Authorities also reported a record toll of 366 deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 27,301.

(Reporting by Dmitry Antonov and Andrew Osborn; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

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