A medical specialist holds a vial of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in a department store in Moscow (File photo for representation purpose only)
MOSCOW: Russia reported 8,790 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the day after the number of daily infections climbed to 9,462, the highest number of new cases since the end of March.
More than a third of new cases, 3,073, were registered in Moscow, which on Friday reported the highest number of new coronavius patients since January.
The Russian coronavirus crisis centre said that 364 new deaths had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, which took the national death toll to 115,480.
The federal statistics agency has kept a separate count and has said Russia recorded around 250,000 deaths related to COVID-19 from April 2020 to March 2021.