TIRANA – Albania has confirmed 8 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours which has been considered by health authorities as evidence of a slowing pace of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“In the last 24 hours, 238 citizens suspected of being affected by COVID-19 were tested, 8 out of whom resulted positive: 3 in Tirana, 2 in Kruja, 1 in Shkodra, 1 in Fieri and 1 in Kamza,” said the expert of the Institute of Public Health, Eugena Tomini on Friday.
Albania now registers 850 infected in total and out of them 620 have recovered, while 199 are active patients and only 31 have died. Over the recent days, Albania has reported double- digit daily numbers of COVID- 19 cases, but the number of new cases fell under ten again on Friday.
Tomini said that 18 tests were made on medical personnel and patients at the Neurosurgery service at QSUT and all resulted negative.
In addition, the ISHP expert said the number of hospitalized patients stands at 30 at the two COVID-19 hospitals in TIRANA, and only 5 of them are in intensive care.
In the frame of the string of the relaxation measures it is announced that there will be further easing of restrictions on air and land transport after May 18.
Prime Minister Edi Rama on Thursday said that is a new challenge to the citizens who will come to Albania and will have to respect the rules of self-isolation.
“There are many Albanian citizens who have been left stranded for a long time now,” said Rama who explained tat any easing of the measures will be consulted with the Technical Committee of Experts./argumentum.al