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.