Russia reports 6,556 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: People rest on an embankment as cruise vessels sail near the Kremlin in Moscow

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

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

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov, writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Gareth Jones)