July 6, 2020 / 7:52 AM / a month ago

Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

Participants queue outside the presidential administration's office during a gathering, organized by Left Front movement to protest against amendments to Russia's Constitution and to reject the results of a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms, in central Moscow, Russia July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

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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