On May 25 and 26 record high new cases of COVID-19 contagion were reported in Armenia.
On May 25, the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 452 new cases and 12 deaths, while on the next day – 289 new cases and 4 deaths. In total, 7402 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 2020, of which 3220 have been cured, 130 have died.
The Ministry of Health reports that 4052 persons are under treatment, with 205 patients in critical and 48 in extremely critical condition, of which 16 are intubated. The first case of complications from child-delivery with coronavirus has been reported with the 31-year-old mother of the newly-born infant developing pneumonia within 5 days after delivery and suddenly dying. The total number of persons under treatment includes those self-isolated and treated at home.
Minister of Health, Arsen Torosyan had earlier stated that of the 186 intensive care beds planned for COVID treatments, 154 beds are already occupied and there are only 32 vacant IC beds left.
While the country’s economy remains open, contagion is rampant. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan addressed people on his Facebook page speaking of the possibility of bringing back restrictions.