Health Minister Venko Filipce informed that in the past 24 hours in Macedonia 29 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, while 5 patients have passed away due to COVID-19 complications. Four of the patients passed away at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases in Skopje, while one patient died in his home in Kumanovo. The current number of COVID-19 positive patients in Macedonia at the moment is 599, of which 254 in Skopje, 128 in Kumanovo, 49 in Debar, 34 in Prilep, 29 in Tetovo, 28 in Struga, 20 in Stip, 17 in Kocani, 10 in Veles, 6 in Bitola, 4 in Gostivar, Gevgelija and Radovis, 3 in Ohrid and Kriva Palanka, and 2 in Kavadarci, Krusevo and Strumica. “I would like to inform the public that the Institute for Transfusion Medicine in Skopje is preparing a protocol for treatment of patients with blood plasma extracted from patients that were cured from COVID-19. Once all official procedures are done, we will put this method in use at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases,” Filipce explained.