Armenian health minster: We are trying to trace all contacts with coronavirus cases

Panorama, Armenia

Armenia has acquired all the available medications used to treat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) globally at least on an experimental level, Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan said in a Facebook live on Tuesday, shortly after midnight.

In the minister’s words, all the drugs that have proven effective in treating the disease in different countries are now in their arsenal and in active use.

Commenting on the spike in the coronavirus cases in Armenia from 194 to 235 on Tuesday, the minister said the figure shows the result of two days since fewer coronavirus tests were carried out on Sunday, stating the cases have dropped from Saturday.

“We are trying to trace all contacts, isolating cases or telling them to self-isolate,” Torosyan stressed.

According to the health minister, a total of 6 coronavirus patients are being treated at the intensive care unit of the Yerevan infectious disease hospital at the moment, but none of them are in life-threatening condition.

He stated some of the coronavirus cases have no symptoms at all.

Also, the minister said they hope a large number of patients will be declared cured on Tuesday, as well as some 50-70 people put in a 14-day quarantine will be allowed to return home after undergoing final coronavirus tests.

The first coronavirus patient's wife, who tested positive for the virus for some time, is expected to be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday as well, the minister said.

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