Over 196,000 COVID-19 patients recover in Moscow, says deputy mayor

TASS Russian News Agency | Aug 15, 2020 at 9:14 AM

MOSCOW, August 15. /TASS/. Another 1,275 coronavirus patients have recovered in Moscow, Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova said on Saturday, noting that the total number of recoveries in the Russian capital has surpassed 196,000.

"The number of recoveries in Moscow continues to grow. Another 1,275 patients recovered in the past 24 hours after undergoing treatment. The total number of recoveries has reached 196,098," she said.

According to Rakova, patients who need to remain under medical supervision receive the necessary recommendations before leaving the hospital.

Those who recover from the disease are offered to become blood plasma donors. People aged between 18 and 55 who have recovered from COVID-19 can become blood plasma donors, provided they don't have chronic illnesses and test negative for HIV, Hepatitis B and C.