21 new COVID-19 cases were registered in the past 24 hours out of 3,219 tests, while 1 COVID-19 patients have passed away. The total number of COVID-diagnosed persons in the country since the beginning of the epidemic is 155,951, the number of recovered patients is 150,237, the number of deaths is 5,488, and the number of active cases is 226. The Health Ministry reported that currently at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has been applied among 27.5% of the citizens, or 463,048 in number. At the same time it has been reported that the Delta strain has been spreading in the country, with five new recorded patients on Tuesday. At this opportunity Health Minister Venko Filipce once again appealed to the citizens to be aware that they need to vaccinate themselves not only for their own protection, but also for the protection of those around them.