In a press release issued on Friday afternoon, the Ministry of Health announced 21 new coronavirus cases in our country, bringing the total number to 2,873. Of these, 612 (21.3%) are considered travel-related from abroad and 1,446 (50.3%) are related to an already known case.

According to the Ministry of Health, one more person died of the virus in the last 24 hours, which raises the number of victims to 169. The average age of the deceased was 76 years and 94.1% of them had an underlying health issue and / or age 70 years and older.

Nineteen people, whose median age is 72 years, remain intubated. 89.5% of them have an underlying health issue or are aged 70 years and older.

Ninety-eight patients have been discharged from the ICUs, while a total of 147,958 diagnostic tests have been carried out.