Ukraine reports daily record of 7,053 coronavirus cases

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Crossing the street on a rainy in Kyiv
Crossing the street on a rainy in Kyiv

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine registered a daily record of 7,053 COVID-19 cases, the national security council said on Thursday, up from a previous record of 6,719 on Wednesday.

The total number of cases climbed to 322,879.

The council said 116 new coronavirus-related deaths were registered in the past day. On Wednesday, the toll hit a record 141.

Ukraine has recorded over 5,000 new coronavirus cases almost every day since the start of October. The spike in infections has prompted the government to extend lockdown measures until end-2020.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Christian Schmollinger and John Stonestreet)