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First Coronavirus Death in Russia Confirmed

by Tracy Finke

First coronavirus-related death in Russia has been confirmed as a 79-year-old woman with pre-existing health conditions has passed away.

Moscow’s coronavirus headquarters said that the unnamed woman was hospitalized last week and later moved to an isolated room after tested positive for coronavirus.

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They stated that she died due to pneumonia and a combination of several other pre-existing health conditions.

The head physician at Moscow’s Infectious Diseases Hospital No. 2 Svetlana Krasnova said that “the elderly patient had a number of chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, artery disease and hypertension”, and that “the patient was given comprehensive intensive care”.

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In Russia, so far, have been reported 147 cases of coronavirus infections and now one death. The government is considering imposing anti-coronavirus measures as banning large gatherings, closing schools, and encouraging working from home across the entire country, The Moskow Times reported.