Armenia’s confirmed cases of Covid-19 grow to 164,586

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YEREVAN, January 17. /ARKA/. Armenian health officials have recorded 351 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, saying the total number of confirmed cases rose to 164, 586 as of Sunday morning

According to the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, five people have died from Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally of such deaths to 2,992.

Also, 157 patients have recovered. Some 2,607 people have tested for the infection in the last 24 hours, it said. One person with confirmed coronavirus have died during that time span from other causes. The total number of such cases is now 729.

In total, 623,311 coronavirus tests have been performed in the country of 3 million since March 1, 2020, when the first case was detected. Since then 152,772 patients have recovered, and 8,093 patients are being treated currently at hospitals and at their homes.-

On January 11, the government of Armenia extended the coronavirus quarantine for another six months until July 11, 2021.

The nationwide quarantine was first imposed on September 11, 2020 replacing the state of emergency that was declared on March 16 to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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