There is no difference between the covid-19 tests that are conducted at private medical institutions with those that are conducted at state laboratory at the Instutte for Public Health. There is a difference in the type of tests, explained today during the press conference he Health Minister Venko Filipche. He infrmed about the activities that are conducted by the state in order to fight the crisis instigated by the virus.
-At the Institute for Public Health and some of the private institutions, a test is conducted that is detecting the presence of the virus. When the test is done, when the presence of the virus is confirmed, it means that the patient is a carrier and can infect other people. The other form of testing detects the antibodies and the antigen and is conducted at the Sistina private hospital. The second type of testing determines whether the patient had a mild diseases without knowing it had the virus- said the minister.
Two patients have dies from complications caused by the coronavirus. Both of them had previous sicknesses.
-At the clinic, 54 patients were hospitalized, our of which four are in critical conditions while 20 have an oxygen mask. The remaining have mild symptoms. We had two cases today and 392 tests were conducted. The number of infected patients is 329 – said Filipche.