Russia has reported 9,977 new COVID-19 infections over the past twenty-four hours.

The government coronavirus task force reported on Tuesday that the tally included 3,817 cases in the capital, Moscow.

This brings the official national infection tally to 5,145,843.

The task force also said 379 people had died of coronavirus-related causes in the last twenty-four hours, pushing the death toll to 124,496.

On Friday, Russia’s statistics service, which keeps its own records, said around 270,000 people had died from COVID-19 and related causes from April 2020 to April 2021.

Russia is the 6th country worst-hit by the deadly respiratory disease globally, behind the US, India, Brazil, Mexico and the UK.