More than twice as many, Significantly more Corona Dead in April in Russia than previously indicated

In Russia have died according to the health authorities in April, more than twice as many people as a result of a Coronavirus infection, as previously specified

More than twice as many, Significantly more Corona Dead in April in Russia than previously indicated

In Russia have died according to the health authorities in April, more than twice as many people as a result of a Coronavirus infection, as previously specified. The health authority Rosstat announced on Saturday, April 2712 people have died in connection with the Virus. So far, the authorities had specified the number 1152.

the reason for the higher Numbers is, therefore, a new method of counting. Previously, only the deaths had been counted, at which a Covid-19-illness as the main cause of death was found. According to the new method of counting, now counting also those cases in which there was a connection to Covid-19. This also includes suspected cases or cases where the virus disease has had a "significant impact" on the death of the patient. Reuters/Alexander Zemlianichenko/XinHua/Reuters An employee of the municipality disinfected in a pedestrian passage in Moscow.

With the new rules Russia follows the recommendations of the world health organization (WHO). Previously, there had been criticism of the Russian authorities. The relatively low number of victims was in doubt, the authorities have been accused of, to indicate low Numbers. The number of coronavirus infections in Russia at a total of around 520,000, with approximately 8,700 new infections on Saturday.

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Updated Date: 13 June 2020, 11:26

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