COVID-19/Number of infected increases in the country with 15 new cases reaching to 212

The number of those infected with coronavirus is increasing in our country. This is also confirmed by the latest data of the Ministry of Health. The number of people affected by this virus in our country is 212. The map has been extended to Mirdita.

There are 7 cured in the last 24 hours including 2 doctors. Mira Rakacolli Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection said: ‘Following daily communication with you, we are pleased to announce that the field work on identifying new cases and tracing positive confirmed case contacts carries on. Epidemiologists in every local health care unit from north to south are in the field and doing a tremendous job of identifying contacts in a timely manner after verifying suspected cases.

111 suspects have been tested in the last 24 hours, of whom 15 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. To date, 1436 suspected cases have been tested and  212 cases have been confirmed positive. 10 citizens have been killed so far by COVID-19.

There are currently 76 beds in the Infectious Disease Service. Of these, 6 are in intensive care, 4 of which are intubated. The rest of the hospitalized are in stable condition until this moment. So far there have been 40 cured after the screening performed tests  have proved negative.

The map of those affected by COVID-19 has already been extended to Mirdita and is being expanded in Tirana, Fier and Durres, except for those cases where epidemiological investigation is being carried out and where epidemiologists are working intensively to trace positive case contacts and disruption of the infection transmission chain.

/Klara Ruci/

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