New 88 cases of COVID-19 from 973 tests, 123 recoveries and three deaths in North Macedonia

Infectious Diseases and Febrile Conditions Clinic in Skopje. Photo: Arbnora Mehmeti,

The Ministry of Health of North Macedonia informs that in the last 24 hours 973 coronavirus tests were conducted and 88 new cases of COVID-19 were registered.

The count by cities is as follows: Skopje 30, Kumanovo 8, Debar 1, Shtip 13, Prilep 5, Tetovo 3, Struga 11, Veles 1, Bitola 1, Ohrid 2, Kavadarci 1, Gostivar 1, Probishtip 1, Kratovo 1, Sveti Nikole 1 and Kichevo 8.

Today the Institute of Public Health registered 123 recoveries, with the following count by cities: Skopje 70, Shtip 6, Prilep 4, Tetovo 31, Veles 3, Kochani 2, Probishtip 1, Kichevo 1, Resen 4-and Negotino 1.

Three new deaths were registered – two patients from Skopje and one from Shtip. In City General Hospital “8 Septemvri” in Skopje, two patients died, aged 43 and 72, while 76-year old women died in the Clinical Hospital in Shtip.

Speaking about the municipalities on the teritory of the city of Skopje, the number of active cases with the coronavirus is virtually unchanged, except that there is a reduction in the number of active cases in the Municipality of Chair.

The total number of COVID-19 diagnosed in the country since the start of the outbreak is 8.197, the number of the patients who recovered is 4.326, of the deceased 385, while at the present moment the number of active cases in the country is 3.486.

The Minister of Health Venko Filipche today said that at the morning meeting of the Committee for Infectious Diseases the data for COVID-19 from the past two weeks was analyzed.

– The trends we still have is approximately same number of newly diagnosed patients from the total number of tests done, and it Is same with the percentage of admitted patients out of the total number of the newly diagnosed. The capacities of the hospitals are well managed, both in the regard of the rotation of the staff and the bed vacancy,” Filipche said.

He adds that there are vacant beds in the City General Hospital “8 Septemvri” in Skopje and in the Clinic for Infectious Diseases and other infectious wards in general medical hospitals throughout the country, adding that the health authorities don’t expect a larger influx of patients who should be admitted to hospital.