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Russia reports 25,140 new COVID-19 cases, 710 deaths

MOSCOW (Reuters) – 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.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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