Ministry of Health: 146 affected by COVID-19 in Albania, 23 new cases in 24 hours

25/03/2020 18:16

In the last 24 hours, 23 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed and 111 trials performed. The update was given by the Deputy Minister of Health, Mira Rakacolli who among other things explained that until now 1041 suspected cases were tested cases of which 146 are confirmed positive with COVID-19, as of Wednesday 25th of March.

“The map of those affected by COVID-19 has now been extended to Kruja and the number has increased in Tirana, Korça, Fier, Durres, Lezha. In addition to the detected cases for which the epidemiological investigation is being carried out, epidemiologists are working intensively on tracing positive case contacts for the disruption of the infection transmission chain.

“There are currently 72 hospitalized patients in the Infectious Disease Hospital, 4 of whom are in intensive care (3 in severe state). While the rest of the beds are in a stable condition until this moment.

“The good news is that up to this moment 17 citizens have recovered (hospitalized and self-isolated) after the tests. But they have to stay in self-quarantine for 14 days”, Rakacolli said in her statement .

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection once again addresses the citizens to not go to the hospital right away. The Ministry has made available a FREE 0800 40 40 green line to any citizen seeking information or advice regarding COVID-19. This line will also serve for chronic patients to get information on how to contact their family doctor

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