Russia reports record high COVID-19 deaths

Russia has reported 752 coronavirus-related deaths over a 24-hour period, the most confirmed in a single day since the pandemic began, pushing the national death toll to 142,253.

The coronavirus task force also reported 25,082 new cases on Saturday, including 5694 in the capital Moscow.

That pushed the national case total to 5,758,300.

The federal statistics agency has kept a separate death toll. It said on Friday it had recorded around 290,000 deaths related to COVID-19 between April 2020 and May this year.

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