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Coronavirus cases in Albania top 1,000

26 May 2020, 02:44 GMT+10

TIRANA, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Albania has exceeded 1,000, health authorities reported on Monday.

Speaking at a daily briefing, Eugena Tomini, an expert from Public Health Institute, said that six coronavirus cases were registered in Albania over the last 24 hours, raising the total to 1,004.

"Since the start of the epidemic, about 79 percent of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have already recovered," Tomini said.

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection reiterated its call on all citizens to be careful, respect physical distance and personal hygiene, especially when the government has decided to ease the majority of restrictive measures imposed to curb the spread of the virus.

As of Monday, Albania confirmed 32 deaths from coronavirus. Health authorities have tested a total of 14,659 people suspected of being positive with the coronavirus, according to Tomini.

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