June 27, 2020 / 7:53 AM / 18 days ago

Russia's daily number of new coronavirus cases stays below 7,000

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

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Saturday reported 6,852 new coronavirus cases, a figure that keeps the daily rise below 7,000 for a second day in a row for the first time since late April. The new cases take the cumulative nationwide tally to 627,646.

The country’s coronavirus response centre said 188 people had died of the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 8,969.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alex Richardson

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