UPDATE: COVID-19 claims two more victims in Albania

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times March 31, 2020 19:51

UPDATE: COVID-19 claims two more victims in Albania


TIRANA, March 31 - Two coronavirus patients died in the last two hours in Albania, bringing the death toll to 15.

The first victim, a 77-year-old man from Kavaja, was being treated at the Infectious Diseases Hospital for two weeks when he suffered a sudden heart attack on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Health, he was suffering from several other diseases such as diabetes, chronic renal insufficiency and cardiac insufficiency.

The other victim, a 69-year-old from Has, was being treated at the Hospital for the coronavirus for eight days, but his condition deteriorated three days ago, thus needing a mechanical ventilator to breathe. Despite the medical staff's efforts, the 69-year old succumbed to the disease on Tuesday evening.

Since Monday, Albania has witnessed an increase in the number of COVID-19 victims after two patients died hours apart from each-other. However, the Ministry of Health also reported that 52 patients who previously tested for the coronavirus have now recovered, although they must remain in self-quarantine for 14 days.

Moreover, twenty new coronavirus cases were also confirmed in the last 24 hours in Albania, bringing the total number of infected people to 243.

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times March 31, 2020 19:51