The EU has donated 5 ambulances, 15 mobile fans and over 100 medical equipment to the Albanian government to treat severe coronavirus cases.
This is the second part of EU aid to the country's hospitals in support of the fight against coronavirus.
"The European Union is the main donor in the fight against coronavirus in Albania, with 50 million euros in grants to support the health system and socio-economic recovery and 180 million euros in loans for macro financial assistance," he wrote the EU ambassador, Soreca on Twitter.
The EU🇪🇺 continues to support Albania in the fight against # COVID19. Today Amb. @LSorecaEU Eldelivered to the 🇦🇱Minister of Health @GManastirliu the second part of EU's assistance to Albania for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. # EU4Health #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus pic.twitter.com/8t60kY8CtR
- EU in Albania (@EUinAlbania) June 15, 2020
Today's bulletin in Albania, June 16th
In the past 24 hours, Albania has again recorded a record number of new coronavirus cases. 82 cases were confirmed positive today, the highest figure since the start of the pandemic in the country resulting from 364 tests performed, while it is learned that one patient died, bringing the number of victims to 37.
The person, a 68-year-old patient from Puka who had been intubated for several days, failed to win the battle against COVID19.
Tirana continues to be the epicenter of the virus, where only 28 cases have been confirmed today, while the Ministry of Health has made it known that in addition to the cases that have had contact with confirmed positives, there are new outbreaks. There are currently 571 active infections in the country, mainly in Tirana, Shkoder, Kruja.
The geographical origin of those affected in the last 24 hours is as follows: 28 cases in Tirana, 18 in Shkoder, 10 in Kruja, 8 in Durres, 7 in Vlora, 3 in Kamza, 2 cases in Kukës, Elbasan, Fier and 1 in Korça and Puka.
The number of people in need of care has also increased. Currently, 50 patients are hospitalized for infectious diseases, 8 of them are in intensive care, while 2 are intubated. A total of 88 children have been affected by the coronavirus in the country, 23 of which are still reported as active infections, although most of them are asymptomatic and none have been hospitalized.
In the event that their hospitalization is necessary, a special pediatric ward is available in which 12 beds are available.
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