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Seventh coronavirus case reported in Russia

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s consumer welfare agency, has registered a new case of COVID-19. The patient is an Italian citizen studying at Mechnikov Medical University in St. Petersburg, according to the locally based outlet Fontanka.

The medical student arrived in Russia on February 29. On March 2, he contacted medical professionals and presented respiratory symptoms. He has been hospitalized in an infectious ward, Rospotrebnadzor reported. Officials said the case is mild and the patient is undergoing symptomatic treatment.

The student’s case represents the seventh officially confirmed in Russia.

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