MOSCOW, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Russia recorded 27,328 more COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 28,080 a day earlier, the country's COVID-19 response center said Monday.

The national tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 2,681,256, including 47,391 deaths and 2,124,797 recoveries, the center said.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 5,874 new cases over the past day, bringing the city's total to 698,084.

Over 83.1 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted across the country.

A large-scale vaccination program has been carried out for over a week in Moscow. The rest of the country has made preparations for mass injections.