MOSCOW, April 3 (Sputnik) - 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.