UPDATED: 12. MAR 2020, AT 18:38

Eleven new coronavirus cases confirmed in Slovakia

One more Slovak is said to be infected in Austria.

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Eleven new patients infected with coronavirus have been confirmed in Slovakia.

Six new cases were confirmed by PM Peter Pellegrini (Smer) after arriving to the March 12 meeting of the crisis staff. They all live or work in Bratislava and were in contact with people with confirmed coronavirus infection, Pellegrini added.

Five more were confirmed by the Health Ministry in late afternoon. The infected people come from Bratislava, Hviezdoslavov, Vysoká pri Morave, Humenné, and Veľké Uherce.

"We currently have 832 samples that are negative and 21 positive," said Zuzana Eliášová, spokesperson of the Health Ministry, as quoted by the Sme daily.

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Meanwhile, the Tyrol has informed that a Slovak woman working in the village of Berwang became infected with coronavirus, during her visit to the Ischgl ski centre in early March.

Apart from her, there is a four-member family from Slovakia with confirmed coronavirus infection, quarantined in Austria.

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