The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has confirmed the first death from coronavirus, one of their clergy. Talk about Bishop of Zheleznogorsk and Lgov Benjamin. The message on it was published on the official website of the Moscow Patriarchate.

“On April 26 2020, in the Week of 2nd Sunday after Easter, ( … ), departed to the Lord Bishop of Zheleznogorsk and Lgov Benjamin,” – said the ROC. Church representatives said that the deceased Bishop was only 54 years old.

It was noted that Bishop Benjamin a few days ago, was hospitalized to the infectious diseases hospital of the city of Kursk with bilateral pneumonia. His condition was rapidly deteriorating. Saturday, April 25, the priest was transferred to intensive care. To cope with the disease he could not. It is important to note that, according to the Orthodox Church, the Bishop was diagnosed with coronavirus. Probably talking about COVID-19.

Earlier Диалог.UA reported that the situation with the new coronavirus type in Russia is rapidly deteriorating. According to April 26, the number of confirmed cases of the disease broke the mark of 80 million, of whom 6.3 thousand – is a new patient.

The number of deaths per day has increased by 66. Died of coronavirus has already 747 residents of the Russian Federation.

It is known that the most difficult situation is observed in Moscow. About half of all cases COVID-19 (42.4 thousand) recorded in the capital.

In addition, the Financial Times said about how in Russia struggle with the coronavirus: “the Oligarchs were on the hook.”