IPH: Number of COVID-19 deaths dropping, number of recoveries on the rise


A total of 13,022 swabs were tested in laboratories equipped to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, 2021, up 20.8% compared to the previous week, shows a weekly report of the Public Health Institute.

A total of 2,471 tests came back positive in 34 cities and towns in the country, an increase of 6.1% compared to the previous week, says the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. 19% of the tests conducted during this period came back positive.

Coronavirus cases were registered in all age groups. 25.2% of people aged over 60 got infected, followed by people in their 40s (19%), people aged 50-59 (18.4%), people aged 30-39 (18.4%), and those in their 20s (13.4%). The percentage of children under 9 and teens under 19 was low.

A total of 4,460 people, who were either hospitalized or treated at home, were registered as having recovered from the disease, up 14.8% compared to the previous week.

From Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, 74 fatalities were reported, down 20.4% compared to the previous week. Of those, 64 patients were aged over 60, seven were aged 50-59, and three were in their 40s.

More details on the Institute’s website http://iph.mk/.



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