There have been four coronavirus-related deaths in Russia as of Friday, with the total number of cases suprassing 1,000. Most cases have been registered in the capital, Moscow.

A case of coronavirus infection has been identified in the Russian presidential administration, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

According to Peskov, President Vladimir Putin had not made contact with the patient, and sanitary measures are being taken to stop the spread of the virus.

Members of the administration began undergoing testing for coronavirus last week, after the outbreak started spreading in Russia.

The country registered 196 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 1,036 as of Friday morning.