Russia reported 10,598 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, local health authorities announced on Friday.
The increase brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 262,843. The number of deaths recorded over the same period rose by 113 to reach a total of 2,418 since the start of the outbreak in Russia.
So far, 58,226 people were registered to have recovered from the disease and overall 6.4 million tests were performed.
Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing said a total of 256,000 people remain under medical surveillance in Russia due to being suspected of having contracted the novel coronavirus.