Russia on Saturday more than doubled its official coronavirus death toll for April to 2,712 after changing how it classifies fatalities.
Officials warned that May’s death toll was likely to be even worse in Russia, which has the world’s third largest number of cases with 520,129.
The country reported 8,706 new cases on Saturday after its number of new infections peaked in mid-May.
The capital Moscow—the nation’s worst affected city—lifted tight lockdown measures last week.
Russia’s death toll has been much lower than in other countries with large outbreaks, raising questions over possible underreporting of deaths.