COVID-19 / Ministry of Health: 1413 tests, 96 cured, 295 new cases and 3 loss of life in the last 24 hours


The Ministry of Health and Social Protection has reported 295 positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

In the update of the epidemiological situation in the last 24 hours of COVID-19 in Albania, it is reported that 1413 tests have been performed in the last 24 hours, out of which 295 citizens affected by the SARS-COV 2 virus have tested positive.

96 citizens have been cured, bringing to 10,167 the number of cured in the country since the beginning of the epidemic. Positive cases confirmed in the last 24 hours have been identified in the following municipalities: 74 affected in Tirana, 39 affected in Durres, 30 cases in Shkodra, 22 cases in Lushnja, 12 cases in Vlora, 11 cases in Fier and Pogradec, 10 cases in Kruja and Berat, 9 cases in Elbasan and Lezha, 7 cases in Gjirokastra, 6 cases in Kurbin, 5 cases in Divjaka, 4 cases in Kukes, Tropoja, Përrenjas, Skrapar, 3 cases in Saranda, Gramsh, Kuçova, 2 cases in Has and Shijak, 1 case in Fushë-Arrëz, Devoll, Kavaja, Mirditë, Rrogozhinë, Mallakastër, Librazhd, Mat, Përmet, Roskovec, Klos.

Currently in the Infectious Diseases Hospital and "Shefqet Ndroqi" 259 patients are being treated, 22 in intensive therapy of which 4 patients are intubated.

"In the last 24 hours, despite the efforts of doctors, unfortunately they lost the battle with COVID-19, a 47-year-old from Tirana, a 53-year-old and a 64-year-old from Durrës, with concomitant diseases.

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection addresses a call to the citizens: Be careful with the observance of the rules because the observed negligence favors the spread of the virus, which is affecting every age, without distinction.

Use the mask anywhere outdoors, keep your distance and take care of your hygiene.

Contact your family doctor or call the National Emergency number 127 if you suspect you or a loved one is affected by COVID-19.

Call the toll free line 0800 40 40 to contact your family doctor, for specialized and safe psychological service as well as for any other information about COVID19.

COVID-19 - Statistics (19 October 2020)

New daily cases 295

Healed in 24 hours 96

Loss of life in 24 hours 3

Daily tests 1413

Total tests 108,782

Positive cases 17350

Cured cases 10167

Active Cases 6729

Loss of life 454

Geographical distribution of active cases by regions:

Tirana 3307

Durrës 693

Shkodër 477

Fier 419

Korça 404

Lezha 350

Elbasan 293

Vlora 243

Berat 202

Kukës 172

Dibër 86

Gjirokastra 83


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