Salem Radio Network News Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Health

Russia records 22.8% more deaths in September year-on-year: stats agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia recorded 170,717 deaths in September, up 22.8% on the same month last year, data from state statistics service Rosstat showed on Friday.

Of these cases, Russia officially recorded 9,798 deaths linked to suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of these, the coronavirus had been the main cause of death in 5,199 cases, Rosstat said.

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.

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh and Gleb Stolyarov; Editing by David Goodman)

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