Russia reports 8,817 new COVID-19 cases, 357 deaths


FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a carriage of the Academician Fyodor Uglov medical train, at a railway station in the town of Tulun in Irkutsk Region, Russia March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Evgeny Kozyrev/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 8,817 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 1,901 in Moscow, pushing the number of infections registered in the country to 4,580,894 since the pandemic began last year.

The government coronavirus task force said 357 people had died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking Russia's overall death toll to 100,374.

Russia's Rosstat statistics service, which is keeping a separate tally, has reported a much higher toll. It said on Friday it had recorded over 225,000 deaths related to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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