High Percentage of COVID-19 Tests are Positive

The Health Ministry informed that Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday had 386, 393, 383 and 177 registered new COVID-19 cases respectively. During the same period 22 persons infected with the virus passed away. It is alarming that the percentage of positive tests in comparison to tested individuals surpasses 23%. As of Sunday, the hospital capacities have been filled, and the modular hospital has been put into use. At the same time Health Minister Venko Filipce warned that if the measures are not respected and the numbers remain climbing, full quarantine will be needed. The European Union also continues to send protective medical equipment to the Western Balkans, with which 130.000 masks were sent to Macedonia and Montenegro.