Sat, 28 Nov 2020

UFA, Russia -- The mayor of Ufa, the capital of Russia's Bashkortostan region, Ulfat Mustafin, has died of COVID-19 at the age of 61.

The head of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, said on October 29 that Mustafin died after being hospitalized, 35 days after testing positive for the coronavirus.

A day earlier, Khabirov said that Mustafin was in grave condition and the virus had seriously damaged his lungs.

As of October 29, the number of registered coronavirus cases in Bashkortostan, a republic located in the Urals-Volga area, was 10,586, including 51 deaths.

In Russia overall, there have been 1,581 693 registered cases, of which 27,301 patients died.

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036

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