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The Technical Committee of Experts met today, after confirming the existence of the Delta variant in Albania. Despite this and the growing incidence, the Committee decided not to change the restrictive measures, while urging citizens to be vaccinated. Deputy Minister of Health Mira Rakacolli said that the Delta variant is widespread in Albania.
"The suspicion of the IPH for the presence of the Delta variant of the virus in Albania has been officially confirmed by Berlin. The samples in this laboratory were sent from some regions of the country, which shows that the virus is widely circulated in Albania " , said Rakacolli.
IPH Director, Albana Fico said that cases with the Delta variant have been confirmed in cities such as Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Lezha, Kavaja, Gjirokastra, Korça, Peqini, Mati and Vlora. She informed that the cases have increased, while she informed that there are 9 hospitalized patients in the Infectious Diseases Hospital.
"I want to bring to your attention the epidemiological situation in the country, which has marked some increase in relation to the incidence, which is 10 per 100 thousand inhabitants, the daily average has increased, the total number of cases is increased. 9 patients are hospitalized in Infective, thankfully we have not had cases of fatalities.
As for the Delta variant, our reasonable doubt has already been confirmed. We sent 21 chemical samples, which were positive. We set these samples aside for the period June 1-July 12, when we started to see unusual signals. It is important that we found these samples in cities such as Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Lezha, Kavaja, Gjirokastra, Korça, Peqini, Mati and Vlora ", said Fico.