Russia records 15,700 new coronavirus cases, hits daily record high of 317 deaths

21 Oct 2020 / 15:32 H.

    MOSCOW, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Russia recorded 15,700 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, as well as a daily record high of 317 deaths from the highly-contagious virus.

    Since the start of the pandemic, the country of about 145 million people has recorded 1,447,335 infections and 24,952 deaths, the authorities said. (Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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