Russia reports 24,633 new COVID-19 cases, 719 deaths

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Russia reported 24,633 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including 4,007 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 5,982,766.

The government coronavirus task force said 719 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national death toll to 149,138.

The federal statistics agency has kept a separate count and has said Russia recorded around 290,000 deaths related to COVID-19 from April 2020 to May 2021. 

Photo: People wearing protective face masks sit on a bench in front of gift shop in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV