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COVID-19: Russia announces first coronavirus death

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

19th Mar, 2020. 07:39 pm
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Russia reported 52 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections to 199. 8 of them have recovered but there are still 190 coronavirus cases.

According to the sources of Aljazeera, Russia said on Thursday a 79-year-old woman with underlying health issues who tested positive for the new coronavirus had died from pneumonia, the country’s first confirmed death resulting from the virus.

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Earlier on March 11, The World Health Organization sees the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.

He told a news conference, “We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.”

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