MOSCOW, October 16. /TASS/. The number of new cases of the coronavirus infection in Moscow for the first time this fall has surpassed the 5,000 mark and increased by 29.4% in one week, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported.
"5,049 new cases of the coronavirus infection have been confirmed in the capital, for the first time this autumn this value surpassed the 5,000 mark. The number of new COVID-19 cases over the past week was 29.4% more than the week before. 1,140 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized over the past 24 hours. In all, over the past week 16.8% more patients were hospitalized than the week before, 318 people are on artificial lung ventilators at Moscow hospitals," the crisis center said.
It is specified that 13.8% of patients are children, 41.8% - people in the 18-45 age group, 29.4% are from 46 to 65, 10.5% are from 66 to 79 years of age. 4.5% among the infected are over 80. All patients as well as those who were in close contact with them are already under medical observation.
The crisis center reiterated the necessity of compliance with the self-isolation regime for residents over 65 and those with chronic illnesses, as well as the importance of wearing masks and gloves in public places and observing social distancing.