Russia reports record 28,782 new COVID-19 cases, 508 deaths

Hospital for COVID-19 patients in Vologda

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported a record high of 28,782 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, including 7,993 in Moscow, taking the national total to 2,431,731 since the pandemic began.

Authorities confirmed 508 deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing the official national death toll to 42,684.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Pravin Char)