MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. The number of patients with COVID-19 hospitalized in Moscow in the past day reached 1,231 and 343 people are connected to ventilators, the city’s crisis center for controlling and monitoring the coronavirus situation reported on Thursday.
"Some 4,413 new cases of the coronavirus infection have been confirmed in the capital. Over the past day, 1,231 patients with COVID-19 were hospitalized. Some 343 people are connected to lung ventilators in Moscow hospitals," the crisis center said.
According to the crisis center, 8.5% among those ill are children, 43.5% are people aged between 18 and 45, 31.4% are patients aged between 46 and 65, and another 12% are aged between 66 and 79. Some 4.6% of those ill are people above 80 years of age. All patients and their close contacts are under medical supervision.
The crisis center reminded that Moscow residents over 65 and those with chronic diseases must self-isolate, while all Moscow citizens must wear masks and gloves in public transport and observe social distance.
In late December 2019, Chinese officials informed 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.