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Russia Registers First Coronavirus Death

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Updated March 19, 2020
Two women wearing protective face masks to protect from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, use their smartphone to take a selfie while standing on Red Square in downtown Moscow on March 18, 2020. Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP
Two women wearing protective face masks to protect from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, use their smartphone to take a selfie while standing on Red Square in downtown Moscow on March 18, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)

 

Russia registered the first death of a patient infected with the coronavirus on Thursday, an elderly woman who had been hospitalised in Moscow, health officials said.

The 79-year-old, who had tested positive, was hospitalised on March 13 and had several other conditions including diabetes and heart problems, Moscow’s coronavirus response headquarters said on social media.

-AFP