CORONAVIRUS: three new positive cases identified in Monaco
The Principality's health authorities were informed on Tuesday 31 March that following analysis, three samples had tested positive for COVID-19.
This brings the number of people infected by the Coronavirus to 52, including two patients who have now recovered.
Eleven people have been hospitalised, two of whom are in intensive care.
In accordance with the principle that has been adopted by the health authorities in the Principality of Monaco, only patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms are being hospitalised.
Those with minor symptoms are asked to self-isolate at home and will be subject to medical monitoring. A total of 90 patients are currently being monitored outside hospitals.
The aim of this approach is to avoid overburdening hospitals and to offer treatment for such patients in the city, in a way which is easy and comfortable for them.
To support people with minor symptoms, the Prince’s Government has set up a Home Monitoring Centre. This unit is making direct contact with the patients affected and its role is to ensure that they are comfortable and to respond to requests for medical and logistical assistance. Patients who are being monitored can get in touch with the unit at any time.
The Prince's Government recalls the importance of continuing to take action and respecting the precautionary health measures and travel restrictions.