Armenia confirms 348 new COVID-19 cases

Armenia confirms 348 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus cases in Armenia grew by 348 in the past 24 hours to 158,296, the republic’s Health Ministry reported.

"In the past twenty-four hours, 348 new coronavirus cases were identified. A total of 140,942 patients recovered from the illness. Currently, 14,824 people are under treatment," the ministry said in a statement.

Two more coronavirus patients died in hospitals in the past twenty-four hours, bringing the total number of fatalities in the republic to 2,797 over the entire pandemic period, the statement says.

To reveal the COVID-19 cases, 587,540 tests have been carried out in Armenia.

The state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic was in force in Armenia for six months - from March 16 to September 11 inclusive. After the parliament passed amendments to the package of relevant laws, the Armenian government introduced quarantine throughout the country for a period of 4 months - until January 11, 2021.