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Video: First Death From COVID-19 In Russia
First death from COVID-19 in Russia
In Moscow, a 79-year-old woman died from complicated pneumonia. The circle of her relatives is established, they are all under the supervision of medical workers.
Infectious Disease Hospital №2. Photo: Facebook /
The first death from COVID-19 was registered in Moscow, according to the Moscow operational headquarters for the situation with the coronavirus.
Update from 13:30
Moscow's operational headquarters for the situation with coronavirus has denied the report of the first death in Russia as a result of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19. The chief pathologist of the city of Moscow said that the woman's death was due to pulmonary embolism.
A 79-year-old patient has died. It is reported that since March 14, she was treated in a private clinic, but two days later she was transferred to the infectious diseases hospital No. 2. She tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The operational headquarters reports that the deceased was in an isolated box of the infectious diseases hospital. The woman developed pneumonia against the background of severe concomitant diseases: type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, urolithiasis. She received intensive care for progressive respiratory distress.
“The elderly patient had a number of chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, and hypertensive heart disease. The patient received complex intensive care,”the headquarters of the head physician of the infectious diseases hospital №2 Svetlana Krasnova is quoted as saying.
At the moment, the entire circle of relatives of the patient has been established - everyone is under the supervision of medical workers. None of the patient's close contacts have severe symptoms of the disease.