Moscow's death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises by 18
"Eighteen patients have passed away in Moscow. Their diagnoses of pneumonia were confirmed and they tested positive for the coronavirus infection," the center informed.
To date, the death toll from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, has climbed to 5,164 in the Russian capital.
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.