Russia confirms 11 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

# 18:05
13 March 2020

Russia has registered 11 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the coronavirus response centre said on Friday, adding that six out of 11 cases were detected in Moscow and in the Moscow Region, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"In Russia, Over the past 24 hours, 11 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered among Russian citizens; Five cases are in Moscow, one in the Moscow Region, three in Saint Petersburg, one in the Leningrad Region and one in the Perm Region," the centre said.

According to the health authorities, the patients recently visited European countries, namely Italy, France or Austria. One of the cases is detected in a person who contacted coronavirus infected people.

Earlier in the day, the Russian Health Ministry said in a statement that it had discharged three fully recovered patients diagnosed with coronavirus.