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Russia hits record number of daily coronavirus deaths for 2nd day in row

Coronavirus-related deaths in Russia hit a record for the second consecutive day, with 929 fatalities over the past day, pushing the death toll to 212,625, the authorities said on Wednesday.

The number of new infections remained high as well -- 25,133 people tested positive for COVID-19 since Tuesday -- taking the country's caseload to 7.6 million, Russia's coronavirus emergency task force said in a daily report.

Meanwhile, 19,841 people recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours, taking total recoveries to 6.7 million, the report read.

The situation with the coronavirus pandemic in Russia has been worsening on the first approach of cold weather, the morbidity is increasing in most of the Russian regions, and the government expects the morbidity will climb to 30,000 daily cases soon, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said at a government meeting on Tuesday.

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