Russia's official coronavirus case total rises to 495 with 57 new confirmed infections
In the past 24 hours, Russian health officials confirmed 57 new coronavirus infections across 14 different regions of the country, bringing the total official case count to 495 patients.
The new cases were found predominantly in Moscow (28 people), followed by St. Petersburg (5), the Voronezh and Sverdlovsk regions (4 each), Bashkiria (3), the Lipetsk, Oryol, and Leningrad regions and Primorsky Territory (2 each), and in the Kaluga, Volgograd, and Samara regions and Chechnya and Tatarstan (1 each).
Russia has discharged 22 former COVID-19 patients after they made full recoveries. Officially, coronavirus hasn’t killed a single patient in Russia, though one chronically ill woman who tested positive for coronavirus died on March 19 from a detached blood clot. She is the only person in the country who is known to have died after testing positive for coronavirus.
According to Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, there are currently two COVID-19 patients in critical condition in the city now relying on ventilators to survive. Another six such patients are reportedly in moderately severe condition.