Moscow’s COVID-19 lethality rate down in October

TASS Russian News Agency | Nov 26, 2020 at 7:16 PM

/Updated with details/

MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. The COVID-19 lethality rate in Moscow reaches from 2.13% to 4.3% depending on the method of calculation, the Moscow Department of Health informed on its website on Thursday.

"The coronavirus lethality rate in Moscow has reached 2.13% since the start of the epidemic, if you count only the cases where COVID-19 was the main cause of deaths, or 4.3%, if you count all cases where COVID-19 was the main or contributing factor," the message informs.

The lethality rate has gone down compared to September, when it was reported at 2.3% or 5% depending on the method of calculation.

About 13,700 people have died in Moscow in October 2020, which is 3,262 higher than in the corresponding period of last year, the Moscow Department of Health informed.

Moscow has introduced a range of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, organizing mass testing, CT scans for COVID-19 patients, a system of home treatment for patients with light symptoms, and ensuring that patients get free medicine. Special COVID-19 hospitals have been set up so that Moscow residents can still get planned and emergency medical aid.

Moscow ranks first in Russia on the amount of COVID-19 cases, with 577,177 people diagnosed with the virus in total and 6,075 cases recorded in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, 428,418 people have recovered and 8,603 have died.

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