Russia reports 8,475 COVID-19 cases, 339 deaths

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Russia on Monday reported 8,475 COVID-19 cases, including 2,614 in Moscow, pushing the national infection tally to 5,071,917 since the pandemic began.

The government coronavirus task force said that 339 people had died of coronavirus-related causes in the last 24 hours. That pushed the death toll to 121,501.

The federal statistics agency, which has kept a separate toll, has said that Russia recorded around 250,000 deaths related to COVID-19 from April 2020 to March 2021. 

Photo: A man wearing a face mask walks past a pharmacy in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHIPENKOV