Russia confirms 52 new coronavirus cases, bringing total number of known infections to 199
On March 19, Russian health officials announced that they recorded 52 new cases of coronavirus in the previous 24 hours, bringing the country's number of confirmed COVID-19 infections 199. A dozen of the latest cases were detected in Moscow. The rest are scattered widely across the country.
The new infections were reported in the following areas: 12 in Moscow, 5 in the Moscow region, 5 in the Sverdlovsk region, 3 in the Tula region, 3 in the Krasnoyarsk territory, 3 in the Khabarovsk territory, 2 in the Tambov region, 2 in the Krasnodar region, 2 in the Kirov region, 1 in the Ivanovo region, 1 in the Ryazan region, 1 in the Murmansk region, 1 in the Nizhny Novgorod region, 1 in the Perm territory, 1 in the Novosibirsk region, 1 in Yakutia, 1 in the Orenburg region, 1 in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, 1 in St. Petersburg, 1 in the Republic of Chuvashia, 1 in the Saratov region, and 1 in the Tver region.
A day earlier, on March 18, Russia recorded 33 new cases of coronavirus.
On March 19, a chronically ill 79-year-old woman in Moscow diagnosed with coronavirus died from pneumonia, making her Russia’s first confirmed COVID-19 fatality.