More than 100 strains of the novel coronavirus have already been identified in Russia after the appearance of the first patients in the country, said General Director of the center for "Vector" Rinat Maksyutov.

"After the appearance of patients in Russia, we have identified the strains of the coronavirus, they now have more than 100" he said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

In late may, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova told RIA Novosti that the coronavirus has a high variability.