Russia's daily COVID-19 deaths reach new record high

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Russia on Friday reported 1,254 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, a record daily high that follows a surge in cases.

The government coronavirus task force also reported 37,156 nationwide infections, including 3,371 in Moscow, down from a peak of 41,335 recorded on Nov. 6.

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Russia on Thursday confirmed 37,374 Covid-19 infections and a new record of 1,251 deaths.

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