Of the 1,658 people tested for the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, 30 received a positive result, according to the Ministry of Health on Friday. Most of the new COVID-19 cases—14—were diagnosed in Skopje.
New COVID-19 cases were also recorded in Kumanovo – four; Tetovo and Kochani – two each; Bitola, Veles, Ohrid, Strumica, Kichevo, Radovish, Vinica, and Probistip – one each.
In the past 24 hours, 359 people recovered from the virus, and 16 people died.
Eight of them died in Skopje (aged 61, 62, 69, 72, 75, 80, 82 and 82), two in Bitola (aged 65 and 82), one in Kumanovo (aged 80), one in Strumica (aged 76), one in Ohrid (aged 68), one in Gostivar (aged 73), one in Resen (aged 69), and one in Struga (aged 72). One of them died at home and the others in hospital.
Since the onset of the epidemic, North Macedonia has performed a total of 749,727 tests, recording 154,524 COVID-19 cases and 143,427 recoveries. The death toll has reached 5,184. At the moment, 5,913 cases are active nationwide.