Coronavirus deaths in Moscow rise by 71

17 May 2020 12:51 (UTC+04:00)

By Trend

The number of coronavirus deaths in Moscow increased by 71 patients over the day, the operational headquarters for the control and monitoring of the situation with coronavirus reported on Saturday, Trend reports citing TASS.

"71 patients died in Moscow, who were diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for coronavirus," the headquarters said.

A total of 1,503 people with confirmed coronavirus died in the Russian capital.


In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.


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