Moscow's death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises by 32 to 3,597

# 21 June 2020 09:01 (UTC +04:00)

Thirty-two patients diagnosed with COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, have died in Moscow over the past 24 hours, the city’s anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Saturday, APA reports citing TASS.

"Thirty-two patients have passed away in Moscow. Their diagnoses of pneumonia were confirmed and they tested positive for the coronavirus infection," the center informed.

The death toll from coronavirus has climbed to 3,597 in the Russian capital. According to the statistics, Saturday’s single-day death toll is the lowest since April 26, when 31 people died.

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 8.6 million people have been infected worldwide and more than 460,000 deaths have been reported. To date, 576,952 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 334,592 patients having recovered from the disease. Russia’s latest data indicates 8,002 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.