Armenia Reports 4th Coronavirus Death, Cases Increases By 39 To 571.

Today, the Republic of Armenia reported its 4th fatality from the coronavirus 16 days after declaring a state of emergency to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

An 89-year-old man died overnight of the coronavirus at the Nork infectious diseases hospital, adding that he suffered from multiple pre-existing medical conditions such as pneumonia, diabetes, arterial hypertension as well as other pre-existing medical conditions, per Alina Nikoghosyan, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health. “Unfortunately, due to the age and the accompanying diseases, it was not possible to save the patient’s life,” she said.

The Republic of Armenia has confirmed 39 new coronavirus cases, on Wednesday, April 1, now standing at 571, per Armenia’s Ministry of Health.

Out of the 571 total cases, 31 people recovered and 4 patient with underlying health conditions died. The remaining 536 are active cases, per Alina Nikoghosyan, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health. To date, 2,704 negative coronavirus tests have been conducted in Armenia, added Nikoghosyan.

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.

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