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    Russia registered 601 new cases of coronavirus infection in 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases now reaches 4,149, the federal COVID-19 response centre said Friday.

    Of the 601 new cases, 448 are in Moscow, 34 in Moscow region.

    "Four patients with coronavirus have died in a day: two in the Komi Republic, one in Moscow, and one in Perm Territory. The total number: 34," the response centre said.

    Four people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 34.

    Forty-six people have been discharged from the hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries to 281.

    Almost 50% of new coronavirus patients in Moscow are younger than 45, according to the response centre.

    Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended the nationwide paid holiday, which was to last a week starting 30 March, until the end of April. Separately, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin prolonged the quarantine in the capital until 1 May.

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