Russia reports record daily increase in new coronavirus cases

Medical specialists walk outside a hospital, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saint Petersburg
Medical specialists walk outside a hospital, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saint Petersburg

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported on Saturday a record daily increase of 22,702 new coronavirus infections, taking the national tally to 1,903,253.

Authorities also reported 391 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the official death toll to 32,834.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Andrey Ostroukh; editing by Jason Neely)