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

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Medical specialists wearing protective gear transport a patient at the City Clinical Hospital Number 1, where people suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated, in Volzhsky, Russia October 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kirill Braga

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MOSCOW, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday reported 1,251 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, an all-time record high that follows a surge in cases.

The government coronavirus taskforce reported 37,374 nationwide infections, down from a peak of 41,335 recorded on Nov. 6.

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Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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