Russia reported 7,425 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 599,705, the third-highest number in the world.
Russia’s coronavirus crisis centre said 153 people have died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 8359.
A total of 12,013 people recovered in the past 24 hours, resulting in a total of 356,429 people now healed from the virus.
Lockdown measures are now being lifted in Moscow and other regions. Russia is preparing to hold a referendum on July 1, despite the epidemic.
President Vladimir Putin is seeking public support for constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in the Kremlin after his current term in office.
Critics have expressed doubts about the relatively low official death rate in Russia and have accused authorities of downplaying the magnitude of the crisis.