By G9ija

The government coronavirus task force said 719 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours. — Reuters pic

Russia reported 24,633 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, including 4,007 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 5,982,766.

The government coronavirus task force said 719 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national death toll to 149,138.

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