Russia reported more than 18,000 daily coronavirus cases for a record five straight days.
On Tuesday, the government´s coronavirus task force registered 18,648 confirmed cases. The previous record was more than 11,000 daily infections, set in the spring.
Russia currently has the world´s fourth-largest coronavirus caseload of 1.6 million. There´s been nearly 29,000 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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Russia has seen a surge in the past two months, with the number of new infections spiking from more than 5,000 a day in early September to 18,000 a day this week.
However, authorities have resisted a second lockdown or shutting down businesses despite reports about overwhelmed hospitals, drug shortages, and inundated medical workers.
The nation press