Macedonia expects up to 2,500 patients, still second in number of coronavirus deaths in the region


Health Minister Venko Filipce expects about 2,000-2,500 people to be infected with the coronavirus during the peak of the outbreak. He urged citizens to be disciplined, to avoid gatherings and abide by the protective measures.

However, Macedonia is again with devastating results on the lists that make statistics on infected and deaths from the coronavirus.

Among the countries in the region, only Slovenia has worse numbers, according to the latest figures.

According to the number of deaths  due to coronavirus per million inhabitants, Macedonia has 23 cases, while Slovenia has 29. All other countries have a lower numbers.

19 deaths per 1 million inhabitants were registered in Turkey, in Bosnia and Herzegovina 13, Serbia 12, and Greece 10.

Albania and Croatia are countries with 9 deaths caused by COVID-19 per million inhabitants, and Montenegro and Bulgaria with 6 deaths each.

Infected people per 1 million inhabitants:

Turkey 880

Slovenia 610

Serbia 609

Macedonia 519

Montenegro 482

Croatia 436

BiH 356

Greece 212

Albania 180

Bulgaria 119

Tests of 1 million inhabitants:

Slovenia 18344

Montenegro 6168

Turkey 6144

Macedonia 5002

Croatia 4910

Greece 4871

BiH 4494

Serbia 3373

Bulgaria 2663

Albania 1677


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