In the past 24 hours, 8 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Albania, bringing the total number of people affected in Albania to 23.
Of these 8 new cases, 2 had contacts with the first victim recorded with coronavirus, a 73-year-old woman in Durres, who subsequently isolated themselves at home under medical supervision. These are two women who stayed in a room for 4 days with the 73-year-old, before the lady was diagnosed with coronavirus infection.
So far none of the doctors and nurses from the Durres hospital who had assisted the victim tested positive.
The Ministry of Health says that the map of coronavirus-affected cities in Albania has also been expanded. After Tirana and Durres, cases have also been recorded in Lushnje, Elbasan and Rrogozhina, all with travel stories in Italy.
The ministry reports that 5 of those affected are in the infectious disease department at the Tirana hospital, in particular the three infected by the "zero" patient; As for the other cases, it is a 31 year old man residing in Tirana and a 45 year old woman from Rrogozhina, both recently returned from Italy. Fortunately, according to official sources, their health is stable.
Map of the cities concerned
- Tirana - 16 cases
- Durres - 3 cases (of which a victim )
- Lushnje - 1 case
- Elbasan - 2 cases
- Rrogozhina: 1 case
All the people had recently traveled to Italy
Statement from the Ministry of Health
In the last 24 hours 145 people have been examined for coronavirus, reaching a total of 298 swabs. So far 23 cases are positive for COVID-19 ".
5 of them are located in the infectious disease department in Tirana. Of these five, three infected had contact with the first patient. There is another case of a 31-year-old resident of Tirana, with a travel history with Italy and a 45-year-old woman from Rrogozhina, returned from a trip to Italy). Their situation so far is stable. While the other 18 positive cases are quarantined at home without any particular problems. As mentioned, 5 of these people from Tirana and Rrogozhina are hospitalized in the infectious diseases department. The rest receive home care. The 2 new cases of Durres are people who have had contact with the woman who died in the hospital but do not cause concern and have isolated themselves at home.
As for the doctors and nurses of the Durres Hospital, we performed 50 swabs but they are negative. We will continue to monitor cases. The number of people in quarantine is 18. The number of people who have chosen the quarantine car is 134.
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