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Russia reports record high of 20,582 new coronavirus cases

Paramedics carry out their duties amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Tver

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia reported a record high of 20,582 new coronavirus cases on Friday, including 6,253 infections in Moscow, bringing the national tally to 1,733,440.

Authorities also reported 378 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 29,887.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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