MOSCOW, August 8. /TASS/. The death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases has risen by 12 in Moscow over the past 24 hours, the city’s anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Saturday.
"Twelve patients have passed away in Moscow. Their diagnoses of pneumonia were confirmed and they tested positive for the coronavirus infection," the center informed.
The death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases has topped 4,572 in Moscow. As of August 8, Moscow confirmed more than 247,000 coronavirus cases, while nearly 189,000 patients have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe, including Russia.
On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, over 19.3 million people have been infected worldwide and more than 721,000 deaths have been reported.
To date, 882,347 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 690,207 patients having recovered from the disease. Russia’s latest data indicates 14,854 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.