3 Feb 2020 14:30

Hospitalized Kuban residents test negative for new coronavirus

KRASNODAR. Feb 3 (Interfax) - Ten people, including three children, were hospitalized and tested for the new coronavirus in Russia's Krasnodar Territory between January 26 and February 3; none of them tested positive for the dangerous disease, the region's Health Ministry told Interfax in a statement on Monday.

"There are no coronavirus cases in the Krasnodar Territory as of 12:00 a.m., Moscow Time on February 3. Ten people, including seven adults and three children, suspected of having the virus have requested medical attention since January 26. Nine of them had been to China, and one to Thailand," the statement said.

All of them were admitted to infectious disease hospitals.

"Samples taken from the patients were sent to the Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology. According to the available information, all of them tested negative for coronavirus," an agency representative said.

Six patients, including one child, have been discharged from hospitals, he said.

"Four more patients, including two children, are being treated for an acute viral infection," the representative said.