Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases


Posted at Jul 06 2020 04:03 PM

A medical specialist wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes care of a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the City Clinical Hospital Number 15 named after O. Filatov, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia, in this handout picture released June 12, 2020. Andrei Nikerichev, Moscow News Agency, Handout via Reuters

MOSCOW - 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.