New cases fall significantly / Ministry of Health publishes COVID balance sheet, here is what has happened in the last 24 hours
Deaths from coronavirus continue to be high, Pipero talks about aggravated situation: Patients arrive late and seriously in hospital
Written by SOT.COM.AL 2 Mars 2021
The aggravation of the situation by the pandemic has increased not only infections and hospitalizations, but also loss of life. February was the worst month for coronavirus deaths in the country, with 416 lives officially reported.
Even the beginning of March marked high fatality figures. Pëllumb Pipero, the doctor of Covid1 hospital, shows some of the reasons for the increase of deaths in this period, where the main cause is the late arrival at the hospital.
"They come with complications of illness, after 7-8 days, sometimes even after 14 days of staying home," says Piero. "There is a kind of skepticism about coming to hospitals, while the hospital is not a choice, but for many it is a solution."
With weather warming and frequenting open spaces, Pipero says the situation is expected to change in mid-March. "By mid-March the number will be at these levels, even higher, I believe," says the doctor.
Asked if antiCovid measures should be tightened, Pipero decided to wait for the technical committee's assessment. While calling on citizens to respect the measures in force. "Before we go to tighten the measures, we must respect the measures. We must put on the mask when riding on public transport, and in schools the hygiene measures must be respected ".
During this period, Covid hospitals are overcrowded due to the high flow of hospitalizations. The doctor of the infectious disease hospital shows that there are also patients at a young age, over 23 years old, who pass severe forms due to the high load of the virus.