In China has increased the number of victims of coronavirus in Russia admitted the first

In China has increased the number of deaths from pneumonia caused by a coronavirus 2019-nCoV. This new type of virus discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan (Hubei province), has already spread outside the country.

As the head of the Committee for health, Hubei province Yang dated back, according to 20:00 (15:00 GMT) the number of infected was 444 people. 17 people were killed, TASS reports.

Meanwhile, from the St. Petersburg airport “Pulkovo” hospitalized Russian, who returned from China. He suspected SARS, reports “Interfax”. The passenger, who arrived from Shanghai, was sent to the Clinical infectious diseases hospital named after Botkin. Details on his condition will be known after the results of his tests.

Earlier on 22 January it was reported about nine killed in China from the disease caused by a novel coronavirus. On the eve of the first case of infection by this virus recorded in the United States.

on January 21 at the Russian Ministry of health announced the start of work on a vaccine against 2019-nCoV. The Agency also began to develop the test-system for diagnostics of the virus.