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In Penza region 58 people die of pneumonia in four months of 2020

15:33 | 21.05.2020 | Medicine

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Penza, 21 May 2020. PenzaNews. 58 people died of pneumonia in Penza region in the first four months of 2020, including 24 in April. This was reported by acting Minister of Health of the region Oksana Chizhova.

In Penza region 58 people die of pneumonia in four months of 2020

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"Last year, 29 people died in four months, but in 2018, as many as 78 people died during the same period," she said during a call-in, which was broadcast on the profile of Penza region governor Ivan Belozertsev on Instagram on Thursday, May 21.

Oksana Chizhova noted that the results of laboratory tests and autopsy were taken into account when determining the cause of death.

According to her, in order for the lethal outcome to be taken into account in the statistics on coronavirus, infection with COVID-19 must be confirmed by laboratory tests.

The acting minister specified that 2 489 patients with pneumonia are currently treated in Penza region's hospitals.

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