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Second coronavirus death confirmed in Albania as cases rise – Tirana Times

TIRANA, March 18 – A 66-year-old man from Lushnje has died as a result of the coronavirus on Wednesday morning. The victim was being kept under intensive care at the “”Shefqet Ndroqi” hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus a few days ago. The Ministry of Health stated that the 66-year old had underlying health conditions, related to the heart, lung and kidneys.

This marks the second COVID-19 victim, after the 73-year old woman in Durres who died last week. The first victim had underlying health conditions as well, similar to the second victim.

Four new cases with the coronavirus were also confirmed during the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 59.  So far, 665 suspected cases have been tested in Albania and 30 infected patients are hospitalized; three of them are currently in intensive care.

In total, there are 42 confirmed cases in Tirana, five in Durres (including the first victim), six in Fier, two in Lushnje (including the second victim) two in Elbasan and two in Rrogozhina.

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