The Ambassador of Denmark in Vienna, Rene Dinesen, announced that his country has donated 30 ventilators to Albania, to be used by COVID-19 patients.
“Today, 30 much-needed ventilators for COVID-19 patients in intensive care arrived from Denmark at their destination in Albania. The Danish government is happy to offer help to our Albanian friends and allies. Thanks to all involved”, Dinesen wrote on Twitter.
Albania is counting a high number of daily cases, with more than 100 new infections each day.
Health authorities declared that the situation remains under control since the number of patients who need intensive care has been within the capacity of hospitals.
However, experts say that the colder weather that will come with fall, and the reopening of schools, may increase the number of daily cases.
Albania has two COVID-19 hospitals operating today, with less than 200 patients receiving treatment. Those under intensive care are less than 20, and the ones using ventilators have been usually less than 10.
In April, when the COVID-related deaths were at alarming numbers in various countries of the world, Albania asked NATO for 300 ventilators, 500 beds, and other necessary equipment.