Moscow's death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises by 24 to 3,953
- 05 July 2020
Another 24 patients diagnosed with COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, died in Moscow over the past 24 hours, the city’s anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Saturday, APA reports citing TASS.
"Twenty-four patients have passed away in Moscow. Their diagnoses of pneumonia were confirmed and they tested positive for the coronavirus infection," the center informed.
To date, a total of 3,953 deaths from confirmed COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, have been registered in the Russian capital. As of July 4, Moscow registered over 224,200 cases, with nearly 156,500 patients having recovered from the illness.
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, including Russia.
On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, over 11,000,000 people have been infected worldwide and about 525,000 deaths have been reported. In addition, so far, over 6,172,000 individuals have recovered from the illness across the globe.
To date, 674,515 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 446,879 patients having recovered from the disease. Russia’s latest data indicates 10,027 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.