Russia reports 6,556 new coronavirus cases

Cemetery workers wearing protective suits carry the coffin of a COVID-19 victim in the special purpose for coronavirus victims section of a cemetery in Kolpino, outside St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo)

Russia on Wednesday reported 6,556 new cases of the novel coronavirus, taking its nationwide tally to 654,405.

The country's response centre said 216 people had died of the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 9,536.

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