Russia reports record high of 21,798 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: Medical specialists wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) take care of a patient at the temporary hospital set up in the automobile shopping centre, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia, in this picture released October 30, 2020. Alexander Avilov/Moscow News Agency/Handout via REUTERS reuters_tickers
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported a record high of 21,798 new coronavirus infections on Monday, including 6,897 in the capital Moscow, bringing the national tally to 1,796,132.

Authorities also reported 256 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the official death toll to 30,793.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Louise Heavens)

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