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Russia has one of world’s lowest coronavirus mortality rates — healthcare minister

According to the minister, the death rate was monitored across the country

MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. The mortality rate in Russia is less than 1%, making it one of the world’s lowest, Russian Healthcare Minister Mikhail Murashko told a meeting of the presidium of the coordination council on combating the spread of the novel coronavirus.

"Unfortunately, as of today we have registered 513 deaths. The overall mortality rate [due to COVID-19] is less than 1%. This is one of the lowest in the world," Murashko said, noting that the situation with the death rate was monitored across the country.

To date, a total of 57,999 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 4,420 patients having recovered from the virus. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.