Russia reported 25,140 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including 5,403 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 5,808,473.
The government coronavirus task force said 710 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national death toll to 143,712.
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: A woman wearing protective mask walks in a shopping mall in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/SERGEI ILNITSKY