The number of coronavirus cases in Russia rose by 52 in the past 24 hours, reaching 199, the Coronavirus Control and Prevention Center said in a statement on Thursday, adding that new cases had been identified in 23 regions.

“A total of 52 coronavirus cases were recorded in 23 Russian regions in the past 24 hours,” the statement reads.

Twelve new cases have been recorded in Moscow, five in the Moscow Region, and another five in the Sverdlovsk Region. The Tula, Krasnoyarsk and Khabarovsk regions have reported three cases each. The Tambov, Voronezh, Kirov and Krasnodar regions have identified two cases each, while isolated cases have been registered in the Ivanovo, Ryazan, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Orenburg, Saratov, Tver, Perm, Sakha, Khanty-Mansiysk and Chuvash regions, as well as in the city of St. Petersburg.

The center pointed out that the patients’ contacts had been identified. Efforts are now underway to put the infected under medical observation and conduct laboratory tests.

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