July 9, 2020 / 7:41 AM / a month ago

Russia reports more than 6,500 new coronavirus cases

A view shows a trench dug by the local authorities around a remote Siberian village of Shuluta to enforce a quarantine due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Republic of Buryatia, Russia, in this still image taken from video, July 6, 2020 . REUTERS TV via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday reported 6,509 new cases of the novel coronavirus, pushing its official nationwide tally to 707,301, the fourth largest caseload in the world.

The national coronavirus taskforce said 176 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official virus death toll to 10,843.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Maria Kiselyova

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