It is noted that specialists daily monitor the incidence of respiratory infections among people arriving from countries that are the epicenters of COVID-19 infection.

“Each such patient undergoes an examination for the entire list of possible pathogens of acute respiratory viral infections, including a new coronavirus infection,” the department emphasized.

It is clarified that for the entire time of the epidemic, 234 people were hospitalized in the infectious hospitals of St. Petersburg with signs of acute respiratory viral infections. At the same time, 108 patients, including five children, are hospitalized.

At the moment, two cases of infection are registered in the city, the diseased arrived from Italy.

Earlier in St. Petersburg, they talked about the work of the new center for the diagnosis of coronavirus.