The Ministry of Health has announced that 13 patients have lost their lives to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, with the youngest being 33 years old. Meanwhile, 2420 tests have been performed and it is noticed that there is a decrease of new cases as 389 positive persons have resulted.

Regarding the situation in hospitals, 344 patients are currently being treated, 19 in intensive therapy of which 4 patients are intubated.

Full notice:

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection addresses citizens to limit contact with others, to stay at home avoiding unnecessary movements in order to prevent COVID-19. Avoid gatherings and visits to your relatives to curb the spread of SARS-COV2.

The situation of COVID19 in the last 24 hours is presented as follows:

2420 tests were performed and 389 citizens tested positive. Confirmed positive cases have been identified in the following municipalities:

177 cases in Tirana, 20 in Elbasan, 19 in Durrës, 18 in Shkodra, 16 in Lezha, 13 in Kavaja, out of 11 cases in Lushnje, Saranda, 10 in Vlora, out of 8 cases in Berat, Gjirokastra, 6 in Fier, from 5 cases in Kruja, Korça, Bulqiza, Kuçova, Këlcyrë, from 4 cases in Mat, Përmet, Gramsh, from 3 cases in Rrogozhinë, Kamëz, Pogradec, Delvinë, Divjakë, Skrapar, from 2 cases in Mallakastër, Dibër, Kolonjë, from 1 case in Kurbin, Devoll, Librazhd, Tepelena, Ura Vajgurore, Belsh, Malësi e Madhe, Peqin, Klos, Shijak, Cerrik.

In the last 24 hours 497 citizens have been cured, bringing the number of cured to 29,249 since the beginning of the epidemic.

The number of hospitalizations continues to be stable. Currently in 4 COVID hospitals, 344 patients are being treated, 19 in intensive therapy of which 4 patients are intubated.

Despite the efforts of doctors, in the last 24 hours have failed to win the battle with the disease 13 citizens with Sars-Cov2 positive in COVID hospitals: 5 citizens from Tirana, 2 citizens from Lezha, 2 citizens from Lushnja, 1 citizen from Vlora, 1 citizen from Kuçova, 1 citizen from Shkodra, 1 citizen 33 years old from Kukës with concomitant diseases, aged 33-81 years.

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection expresses its condolences to the families of the deceased.

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection urges citizens not to neglect any signs of illness and to contact the family doctor in case of any doubt, to refer for testing, continuous follow-up and reimbursement of outpatient treatment drugs at home. If you do not know who your GP is, call the toll-free number 0800 40 40 to find out and get in touch with your GP.

Also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is the national emergency number 127, where you can call when you suspect you have signs of illness and need to be tested for COVID19 or if you need specialist inpatient treatment at COVID hospitals.