Moscow sees decline in daily COVID cases

11:27, 02 December 2020
Moscow sees decline in daily COVID cases Photo: Sergey Lantyukhov/

Medical specialists identified 5,101 new COVID-19 cases in Moscow over the past day.

Of these, 1,570 people were hospitalized.

Currently, 425 patients in the capital's hospitals are on artificial lung ventilation.

The largest percentage (41.2%) of those infected are people aged 18 to 45. Those aged 46 to 65 accounted for 33.6%. In the age group from 66 to 79 years, the percentage of people with confirmed coronavirus per day is 11.6%. Meanwhile, children and people over 80 years old accounted for 8.7% and 4.9% of cases, respectively. All individuals who have had close contact with the ill are under medical supervision as well.

The daily increase in the number of COVID-positive Muscovites has significantly decreased compared to the previous day, when it was 6,524. In addition, the current figure is the lowest since November 25.

Also, 6,575 people recovered from COVID in the Russian capital over the past 24 hours. Seventy-five patients with confirmed coronavirus infection died.

In total, since the start of the pandemic in March, 617,439 residents of the capital have had coronavirus infection. Of these, 464,984 recovered, 9,053 died.

More than 64.2 million people globally have contracted the virus since the onset of the pandemic. The deadly pathogen has claimed over 1.48 million lives, though unable to cope with 44.4 million patients who managed to recover.

WHO announced the coronavirus pandemic on March 11, 2020. The outbreak began in China in late 2019, with the first cases reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province. According to preliminary estimations, the city's wet market became the source of COVID-19.

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