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Russia confirms 52 new coronavirus cases, bringing total number of known infections to 199

Source: RIA Novosti

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

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