Russia confirms first coronavirus death

  19 March 2020    Read: 583
  Russia confirms first coronavirus death

Russia confirmed on Thursday the country's first death from the novel coronavirus, reports citing Anadolu Agency. 

An elderly woman who had contracted the coronavirus died in a hospital in Moscow, according to a special emergency team established to stem the spread of the virus in the country.

"The 79-year-old patient was hospitalized on March 13, but at the personal insistence of her relatives, she went to a private medical organization for treatment on March 14. After receiving a positive test result for a coronavirus infection, she was immediately transferred to infectious diseases hospital," it said.

The team noted that the woman had a number of chronic diseases, which complicated the treatment.

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