(Corrects the number of cases reported in Moscow to 2,876 from 2,842 in first paragraph)
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia reported 8,933 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including 2,876 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 5,099,182.
The government coronavirus task force said 393 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national death toll to 122,660.
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.
(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Olzhas Auyezov)