377 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 21 victims

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times April 6, 2020 12:51

377 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 21 victims

TIRANA, April 5 - A 61-year-old boxing coach and former champion died on Sunday in Albania, bringing the death toll to 21. Skënder Kurti was pronounced dead on March 23, but the Ministry of Health later clarified that it had been a clinical death and the 61-year-old was brought back to life. However, he remained in serious condition until recently when his condition deteriorated further.

Sixteen new coronavirus cases were also confirmed in the last 24 hours in Albania, bringing the total number of infected people to 377. Although the number of cases have increased in the past few days, cases on Monday seem to have dropped compared to the previous day.

So far, tests have been conducted on 2571 people. Out of the total 66 patients at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, five are in intensive care. At the COVDID 2 Hospital, seven patients are hospitalised, six of whom are in intensive care. 

According to the Ministry of Health, the average age of the patients who tested positive for the coronavirus is 50.

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

Tirana 177 cases
Shkodra 44 cases
Durrës 38 cases
Fier 26 cases
Korça 16 cases
Lezha 14 cases
Has 12 cases
Elbasan 10 cases
Kavaja 8 cases
Vlora 5 cases
Lushnja 5 cases
Kruja 5 cases
Rrogozhina 4 cases
Tropoja 4 cases
Puka 4 cases
Mirdita 3 cases
Berat 2 cases



The Ministry of Health also announced that 116 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 April 6, 2020 12:51