Armenia Coronavirus Cases Increase By 39, Country Total Hits 329.

The Republic of Armenia has confirmed 39 new coronavirus cases, on Friday, March 27, now standing at 329, per Armenia’s Ministry of Health.

Today, Torosyan announced that 10 more patients have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total to 28 recoveries.

Out of the 329 total cases, 28 people recovered and 1 patient with underlying health conditions died. The remaining 310 are active cases and are hospitalized.

To date, 1,625 negative coronavirus tests have been conducted in Armenia, per Alina Nikoghosyan, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health

Today, a two-month-old baby and its mother tested positive for the coronavirus in Armenia, adding that the baby asymptomatic, per Arsen Torosyan, Minister of Health of Armenia. “The baby doesn’t have symptoms, the mother had fever for two days but doesn’t have symptoms at this moment. They are under medical supervision,” Torosyan said.

Earlier Today, two more servicemen in Armenia tested positive for the coronavirus after the three earlier cases were reported yesterday, per The Armenian Military. The two new cases have been diagnosed in servicemen who were quarantined after the first case was confirmed in a non-combat military base. 35 quarantined servicemen have tested negative, Defense Ministry spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan said in a statement. A total of 5 servicemen have tested positive for coronavirus, their direct contacts are isolated. One has mild fever, the rest don’t have any symptoms. Their direct contacts are quarantined.

No case of the coronavirus have been registered in the military positions of the frontline of the Armenian Armed Forces, per Shushan Stepanyan, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense of Armenia. “The quarantined soldiers are from the staff of the military position that is not engaged in combat affairs. At this moment we have no case of coronavirus in the military positions of the frontline. The situation is under control”, she said.

Torosyan’s informed that , one of the patients remains in critical condition. “One citizen is in grave condition, while the lives of the other patients are not in danger at the moment,” Torosyan said, adding that many coronavirus patients have no symptoms at all and are simply confined to hospitals or hotels.

On Friday, March 27, Armenian Police issued 555 administrative offenses to citizens who broke the rules of the lockdown issued by PM Pashinyan on Tuesday.

“On March 26, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., records on administrative offenses have been drawn up against 555 people based on violations of the rules of isolation or self-isolation or other restrictions on the right to freedom of movement, and in the period between the entry into force of the decision of the Commandant and March 26 (9 p.m.), records have been drawn up against 841 people, including 427 in the capital and 414 in the provinces,” the press release reads, per News.Am.

The Police of Armenia urge citizens to strictly limit exit from their homes and leave home only if it is extremely necessary. Drivers are urged to move only one passenger, in observance of the requirements set under the decision of the Commandant.

Torosyan extended condolences to the family of the 72-year-old man who died of coronavirus complications in Armenia on Thursday. The minister called for taking extra precautions to protect the elderly and people with chronic health conditions from the virus.

Today, CDC of Armenia presented data about confirmed coronavirus cases in Armenia by regions. According to the released data, Yerevan has the largest amount of cases with 151 patients currently hospitalized. Kotayk, Ararat and Armavir provinces come the next with respectively 57, 56 and 52 reported cases. Two cases have been reported in Shirak region, four in Aragatsotn and two in Lori. No cases have been reported in Gegharkunik, Tavush and Vayots Dzor provinces as well as in The Republic of Artsakh.

On Tuesday, PM Nikol Pashinyan announced a week-long nationwide lockdown, imposing tougher restrictions on public life. All restaurants, cafes, enterprises, shopping centers, places of entertainment have been ordered to close.

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