Russia records 71 new COVID-19 cases, total now 438

NITN | @notintownlive | 23 Mar 2020

Russia records 71 new COVID-19 cases, total now 438

Moscow/Xinhua/UNI: Russian authorities have said that it has registered 71 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the country's total to 438, official data showed on Monday.

Every new case discovered in Moscow has been put under isolation, Russia's Federal Service for Supervision on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being said in a statement.

Every patient who had recently traveled to countries hit by the coronavirus in the last two weeks, and their close acquaintances in Russia have been traced and work is underway to place them under medical supervision, the statement said.

Out of the 438 infected, 17 have so far been discharged after recovering, including one in the last 24 hours, the statement said.

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