More than 50,000 Russians suffering from COVID-19 died in July — a record high
Medical workers tend to a COVID-19 patient at an intensive care unit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on July 7. A new report from Russia’s state statistics agency shows the country recorded a record number of deaths in July of people infected with coronavirus. (Olga Maltseva/AFP via Getty Images)
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A new report from Russia’s state statistics agency shows the country recorded a record number of deaths in July of people infected with coronavirus.
The report from the Rosstat agency said 50,421 people suffering from COVID-19 died during the month, sharply higher than the previous record of 44,435 in December.
However, the agency said in the report that only 38,992 deaths were directly attributed to the disease. In another 5,206 deaths, the virus was assessed as likely the main cause but that more investigation would be needed; in 1,449 other cases, the virus contributed to the deaths but was not the main cause.
Rosstat said the other 4,844 deaths of infected people were not connected to the virus.
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