Russia reports record high of 20,582 new coronavirus cases

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