Two Moscow patients who tested positive for the novel coronavirus have died, according to the city government’s headquarters for the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The patients are 88 and 73 years old. Their [COVID-19] diagnoses were made before their deaths. Pneumonia and accompanying complications were also confirmed,” officials said. They did not immediately provide the patients’ official causes of death.
One elderly patient had previously died in Moscow. Though she had been diagnosed with COVID-19, her official cause of death was listed as a blood clot, not pneumonia. For that reason, the official COVID-19 fatality count in Russia had been zero until today.