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Moscow more than doubles city's Covid-19 death toll

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Moscow more than doubles city's Covid-19 death toll

Moscow's authorities have more than doubled the official death toll from Covid-19 in the Russian capital for the month of April.

The survey, conducted by the Directorate for Expert Analysis at Moscow's Higher School of Economics (HSE), revealed that 23.2 percent of respondents think that the COVID-19 pandemic is a "fiction" invented by "interested parties".

They had confirmed coronavirus as the reason for death in 169 instances the place exams had initially been unfavorable.

"We're dealing with that figure and are establishing all its possible causes", the health department said.

Russia's coronavirus caseload has exceeded 387,000 on Friday, with health officials reporting over 8,500 new infections.

These were the details of the news Russian Federation reports record toll of 232 new virus deaths for this day.

Moscow officials had defended the accuracy of their data, saying they excluded more than 60% of deaths among coronavirus patients from the city's official virus toll because they were determined to have come from other causes. Moscow, a city of 12.7 million, accounts for more than half of Russia's 4,374 deaths.

"The end of April peaked in terms of coronavirus infections, and there are about 2-3 weeks between the peak in infections and mortality [spikes]", the report said, adding that May numbers will also be studied and released publicly.

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