Hospital admissions for COVID-19 drop by 40% in Moscow compared with spring – mayor
TASS Russian News Agency | Oct 9, 2020 at 8:47 PM
MOSCOW, October 9. /TASS/. The number of coronavirus patients hospitalized in Moscow has plunged by 40% in comparison with the spring peak of infections, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Russia’s Channel One on Friday.
“Hospital bed availability is higher than in the spring. We have about 1,000 hospital admissions per day, while there were 1,700 at the peak in the spring,” he said.
Apart from that, Sobyanin pointed out that Moscow converted some culture and sports facilities into reserve hospitals which allowed the stationary hospitals to provide uninterrupted planned and emergency treatment.
Moscow remains the worst affected in Russia, and the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has been recently on the rise. To date, the city recorded a total of 321,812 COVID-19 cases (of those, 3,701 infections were confirmed in the past 24 hours), 259,127 recoveries and 5,530 fatalities.