Russia's daily coronavirus cases hit record high of 16,319

A municipal worker wearing a face mask and a protective suit to protect against the coronavirus disease disinfects a square near Lenin's monument in central Moscow on October 19, 2020. (Photo by Yuri KADOBNOV / AFP)

Russia recorded a record high 16,319 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, including 4,999 in the capital Moscow, to take the national total to 1,431,635.

Authorities reported 269 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking Russia's official death toll to 24,635.

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