Armenia Coronavirus Cases Increase By 50, Total Hits 532.

The Republic of Armenia has confirmed 50 new coronavirus cases, on Tuesday, March 31, now standing at 532, per Armenia’s Ministry of Health.

Today, Torosyan announced that one more patient has recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total to 31 recoveries. 150 people have been released from quarantine, 65 of whom were the citizens who were airlifted from Italy,” Torosyan added.

Out of the 532 total cases, 31 people recovered and 3 patient with underlying health conditions died. The remaining 498 are active cases, per Arsen Torosyan, Minister of Health. Pashinyan also revealed that 90 out of Armenia’s 532 coronavirus cases have pneumonia at the moment, and 30 of them are in a serious condition.

To date, 2,533 negative coronavirus tests have been conducted in Armenia, per Alina Nikoghosyan, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health.

The nationwide one-week lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus has been extended for at another 10 days, per PM Pashinyan (Facebook). “Analyzing the situation around coronavirus today, we have come to a conclusion that the heightened restrictions have to be extended for at least 10 days. Such a decision stems from the increasing number of confirmed coronavirus cases,” he said.

Today, Health Minister Arsen Torosyan announced that positive dynamics were observed in two patients that were in serious condition after being diagnosed with coronavirus. The patients aged 49 and 60 have been transferred from the intensive care unit to the medical ward, where they will continue to receive further medical care, the Minister said in a Facebook post.

Today, Torosyan announced that 60,000 test kits and 100 respiratory devices, as well as masks and protective gear will reach Armenia soon.

An Armenian citizen who contracted the novel coronavirus in Italy has recovered from the disease, per Avet Adonts, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs via ArmenPress. “The Armenian citizen who was infected in Italy has recovered and the test results came back negative, which is good news. Our embassy in Italy is maintaining contact with the citizen and we are now discussing repatriating our citizen,” he said.

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