Share of senior citizens among COVID-19 patients in Moscow down to 15% – mayor

TASS Russian News Agency | Nov 26, 2020 at 6:58 PM

MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. The share of senior citizens among COVID-19 patients in Moscow has gone down from 25% to 15%, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Thursday in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV channel.

He noted that the share of coronavirus cases among middle- and high school students has dropped two times. "There are significantly fewer grandmothers and grandfathers among the patients as well. We reached a peak when they formed a quarter of all those infected. Right now, it's about 15%," he said.

"These are family hotbeds. A young man, a school student comes back from school, he has no symptoms, you can't even see that he's sick. He gradually infects the whole family, grandma and grandpa. And then grandma and grandpa end up in a grave condition in the hospital," Sobyanin explained.

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.