223 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 11 victims

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times March 30, 2020 11:25

223 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 11 victims

TIRANA, March 30 - A 79-year-old man in Tirana died on Monday morning after he had been hospitalized for 18 days, marking the 11th victim in Albania. According to the Ministry of Health, the victim had shown signs of improvement during the past few days, but later died of a sudden heart attack.

Eleven new coronavirus cases were also confirmed in the last 24 hours in Albania, bringing the total number of infected people to 223.

So far, tests have been conducted on 1526 people. Out of the total 77 hospitalized patients, 7 are under intensive care, four of whom require ventilators, while the rest of the patients remain in stable condition.

Currently, the geographical distribution of the infected patients across Albania is as follows:

Tirana 124 cases
Durres 14 cases
Lushnje 4 cases
Elbasan 5 cases
Fier 23 cases
Kavaja 4 cases
Rrogozhina 2 cases
Korça 14 cases
Vlora 5 cases
Shkodra 7 cases
Lezha 5 cases
Berat 1 case
Has 2 cases
Kruja 5 cases
Tropoja 4 cases
Puka 3 cases
Mirdita 1 case

A 67-year-old man from Tirana died on Saturday, marking the tenth coronavirus victim in the country after a 72-year-old woman from Vlora died on Friday evening. According to the Ministry of Health, the victim already suffered from high blood pressure.

The man was hospitalized 10 days ago and had been in intensive care for four days when his condition worsened. However, despite the medical staff's efforts, the victim passed away.


However, the Ministry of Health also announced that 44 patients who previously tested positive for the coronavirus in Albania have now recovered. However, they will have to be quarantined at home for 14 days.

The Albanian government has restricted movement of automobiles and pedestrians throughout the territory by imposing strict curfews from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m, with only one person per household being authorized to move starting from Monday. On Sunday, citizens are prohibited from going out at all. All international air, sea and land travel is banned and schools, kindergartens, bars, restaurants, hotels, stadiums, concert halls and parks are also closed.

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times March 30, 2020 11:25