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Russia's coronavirus case tally passes 660,000

FILE PHOTO: People rest on an embankment as cruise vessels sail near the Kremlin during an annual parade marking the start of navigation on the Moskva River following the easing of lockdown measures, which were imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday reported 6,760 new cases of the novel coronavirus, pushing its nationwide tally to 661,165.

The authorities said 147 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 9,683.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Maria Kiselyova

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