COVID-19 / Ministry of Health: 102 new cases, 4 losses in the last 24 hours

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The Ministry of Health and Social Protection informs about the epidemiological situation of the last 24 hours in our country, reminding that at the beginning of this communication the obligation to put the mask indoors, in order to curb the spread of COVID19. Every citizen, to put the mask indoors and wherever there is no distance, the use of protective masks / barriers is an obligation for every individual.
In the last 24 hours, 4 citizens could not win the battle with the disease: A 43-year-old man from Kamza, without other diseases, intubated and in a serious condition for several days could not survive despite the great efforts of the medical staff . A 60-year-old man from Shkodra, a 64-year-old man from Durrës in the Infectious Diseases Hospital and a 61-year-old man from Tirana in the 'Shefqet Ndroqi' Hospital, with concomitant diseases, also lost the battle with the dangerous virus.
There are still new hospitalizations in both hospitals and the situation is serious. Currently in the two COVID hospitals, the Infectious Diseases Hospital and the “Shefqet Ndroqi” Hospital, 110 patients are being treated, 14 in intensive care and 1 intubated.
During the last 24 hours, 501 tests were performed on suspects affected by COVID19, of which 102 positive cases were confirmed.
The geographical distribution of cases is as follows: 67 cases in Tirana, 5 in Shkodra, 4 cases in Kruja, 2 cases in Berat, Kavaja, Peqin, 1 case in Durres, Has, Korca, Lezha, Lushnja, Vlora, Saranda .
In the last 24 hours, 50 citizens have been cured, bringing to 2264 the number of people cured since the beginning of the epidemic.

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection once again calls on businesses, institutions, to correctly implement occupational safety protocols, approved by the health authorities.
Placing the mask indoors is mandatory.
Any protective barrier, even made at home, helps limit the spread of infection.
The textile mask should completely cover the nose and mouth at all times.
Failure to implement this measure is punishable under the normative act, with an administrative measure in the amount of 2 thousand new ALL for each citizen.
The Ministry of Health urges you to respect self-isolation when you are affected by COVID19.
Even if you suspect that you are affected or have had contact with affected persons, you should be isolated. If you have signs of illness, call the National Emergency number, 127.
Call the green line 0800 40 40 for psychological counseling or any information about COVID19.

COVID-19 - Statistics (18 July 2020)
Total tests 35107
Positive cases 4008
Cured cases 2264
Active Cases 1631
Loss of life 111 (Tirana District 57, Shkodra 18, Durres 17, Fier 5, Elbasan 5, Vlora 3, Kukes 2, Lezha 1, Berat 1, Dibra 1, Korca 1)

Geographical distribution of active cases by regions:
Tirana 774
Durrës 207
Shkodër 193
Vlora 102
Lezha 85
Kukës 50
Korça 53
Berat 38
Elbasan 46
Fier 38
Gjirokastra 21
Dibër 24

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