COVID-19 in Albania: 4 victims and 522 new confirmed cases

Infectious Diseases Hospital in Tirana / LSA

Four citizens died on Monday due to COVID-19, meanwhile, daily new cases fell to 522.

Albania counts 258,500 positive cases from the beginning of the pandemic, of which 236,440 have reportedly recovered.

The number of active cases across the country is 18,757, but only 130 are hospitalized.

The health ministry urged citizens to get vaccinated in order to reduce the chances of contracting the virus and avoid burdening hospitals.

Albania ranks second to last, after Bosnia, in the Western Balkans in terms of vaccination rates.

According to official data updated on Thursday, 1,100,416 citizens have received both vaccine doses.

COVID-19 has claimed 3,346 lives from the beginning of the pandemic.