July 6, 2020 / 7:44 AM / a month ago

Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: Russian law enforcement officers wearing protective face masks, used as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walk at the annual Red Square Book Fair in central Moscow, Russia June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s official coronavirus case tally, the fourth largest in the world, rose to 687,862 on Monday after officials reported 6,611 new infections in the last 24 hours.

Authorities also said 135 people had died overnight, bringing Russia’s official death toll to 10,296.

India overtook Russia over the weekend as the country with the third highest number of infections behind the United States and Brazil, which have the largest reported caseloads.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Gareth Jones

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