MOSCOW 

A further 2,558 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Russia in the last 24 hours, raising the national tally to 18,328, authorities said Monday.

The country also recorded 18 new virus-related deaths over that period, taking the total number to 148, according to latest figures on the official COVID-19 online portal.

Meanwhile, 179 patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the number of recoveries to 1,470.

Some 1.3 million tests have been conducted in the nation with a population of about 145 million.

The numbers are rising despite measures taken by Kremlin to curb the spread of the virus.

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