MOSCOW - Russia has registered 4,188 new cases of COVID-19, as well as 2,093 hospitalisations and 78 deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement on Friday.

"Another 5,234 patients have recovered over the past day, up 5.2 percent from June 2," the headquarters said, according to Interfax news agency.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Russia has seen a total of 18,343,964 cases of COVID-19, including 379,363 deaths and 17,755,194 recoveries.