Russia's number of confirmed coronavirus infections reaches 45
In the past 24 hours, Russia has recorded another 11 new cases of coronavirus infection. A federal task force announced that all the new patients are Russian citizens. Five of the cases were reported in Moscow, three in St. Petersburg, one in the region outside St. Petersburg, one in the region outside Moscow, and another in Russia's Perm region.
Most of the newly infected individuals returned in the past two weeks from trips to other countries, including Italy, France, and Austria. At least one of these patients contracted the virus in Russia through contact with an infected person.
At the time of this writing, March 13, Russia has recorded 45 cases of coronavirus, including 42 Russian citizens, two Chinese nationals, and one Italian national. Health officials say eight people (including all the foreigners who tested positive for the disease in Russia) have already been discharged from hospitals after making full recoveries.
Coronavirus has spread to more than 100 countries around the world, infecting at least 134,500 people. More than 70,000 people have reportedly recovered from the disease, and more than 5,000 patients have died, according to The South China Morning Post.