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About 4,000 Russian clerics, monks, nuns have been sick with coronavirus

corona russiaMoscow, January 27, Interfax - As of January 27, 360 clergymen, monks, and nuns of the Russian Orthodox Church are undergoing treatment for coronavirus in Russia, Patriarch Kirill's working group said on Wednesday.

The overall number of clerics, monks, and nuns sick with coronavirus halved on Wednesday as compared to the previous day, the Russian Orthodox Church said.

In total, 3,915 clergymen, monks, and nuns have come down with coronavirus. The number of recoveries increased by 11 on Wednesday as compared to the previous day.

As of today, Russia has recorded 144 fatalities caused by complications of coronavirus among clergymen, monks, and nuns. Of the 144 deceased, 14 are clergy from Moscow parishes.

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