COVID-19: 2 victims, 108 cases in past 24h

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times July 29, 2020 16:27

COVID-19: 2 victims, 108 cases in past 24h

TIRANA, July 29 - Two patients passed away due to the coronavirus during the last 24 hours: a 68-year-old from Shijak, a 60-year-old from Tirana. According to the Ministry of Health, only the 68-year-old victim was suffering from underlying health conditions.

This brings the total death toll to 148 victims in the country.

Furthermore, 108 coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 5105 in Albania.

So far, tests have been conducted on over 40,000 people. A total of 125 patients are being treated at two major hospitals, 17 of whom are in intensive care and 7 are intubated.

However, a total of 2830 patients who tested positive for the coronavirus in Albania have recovered.

Currently there are 2125 active cases in Albania, 1146 of which are in Tirana.

Due to coronavirus cases growing at an alarming rate in Albania, the 'Shefqet Ndroqi' Sanatorium will be used to treat coronavirus patients and will be temporarily renamed 'COVID2'. Other options have also been discussed if the surge in cases continues, with the former surgery department at QSUT potentially serving as a COVID-3 Hospital.

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times July 29, 2020 16:27