MOSCOW - Russia’s COVID-19 case tally rose by 4,457 over the past day to 18,480,934, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation reported on Friday.

The number of COVID-19 recoveries rose by 2,929 over the past day, reaching 17,903,447.

The country’s death toll surged by 40 over the past day to 381,794, the ministry added.