COVID-19 cases in Albania exceed 6,000

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-06 23:47:23|Editor: huaxia

TIRANA, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Albania's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 6,016 on Thursday after health authorities reported a total of 127 new infections in the last 24 hours, the Institute of Public Health said.

So far, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of 188 people, up by six in the past 24 hours.

According to health authorities, 3,155 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 disease have recovered, while 2,673 cases are still active.

On Thursday, Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu declared that family doctors are doing a great job in treating COVID-19 patients that are isolated at home.

On Wednesday, President Ilir Meta called on the government "to increase the budget of the health sector, to mobilize a larger number of resuscitators and to take without delay all measures to increase the facilities of intensive care."

Albanian Health Ministry is preparing to open a third hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients, as the past month has seen an increase in the number of people who need hospitalization and specialized treatment. Enditem