Moscow attributes 3,408 deaths to coronavirus in June

Moscow attributes 3,408 deaths to coronavirus in June

13/7/2020 11:47:00 PM

Moscow attributes 3,408 deaths to coronavirus in June

Moscow's health department said on Monday it had recorded 3,408 deaths related to the novel coronavirus in June, saying they helped account for an ...

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Share this contentBookmarkMOSCOW: Moscow's health department said on Monday (Jul 13) it had recorded 3,408 deaths related to the novel coronavirus in June, saying they helped account for an increase of nearly 42 per cent in the city's mortality rate compared to the same month last year.

The local health department in Moscow, the area worst-hit by the pandemic in Russia, said it had recorded 13,128 deaths in June, including 3,408 it attributed to the coronavirus.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe department identified 1,605 cases in which the coronavirus had been the main cause of death and said that 1,803 others had died of other causes while testing positive for the virus. headtopics.com

It added that there had been 35 per cent fewer deaths in June of patients thought to have the coronavirus than in May.The Moscow health department had attributed 5,260 deaths to the virus for the month of May.Russia on Monday reported 6,537 new cases of the coronavirus, pushing its nationwide tally to 733,699, the fourth largest reported in the world.

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