September 5, 2020 - 14:24 AMT
Three more die of alcohol poisoning in Armenia

Three more people have died from alcohol poisoning in Armenia, Health Ministry spokeswoman Alina Nikoghosyan said on Saturday, September 5.

Two clusters of alcohol intoxication were reported in the country between August 31 and September 5, with 46 patients admitted to hospitals in Yerevan and Armavir Province. 17 people have died in the past week.

Nikoghosyan said 13 patients are now receiving treatment, while 16 others have already been discharged.

Most cases happened in Armavir province, where people had drunk homemade vodka, while those in Yerevan had consumed rubbing alcohol.

According to Nikoghosyan, the patients have been showing neurological symptoms (nausea, clouding of consciousness, dizziness), a comatose state, 3 of the patients have gone blind – all those symptoms typical of methanol poisoning.