301 New COVID-19 Cases, 37 Deaths in Past 24 Hours

301 new COVID-19 cases were registered in the past 24 hours out of 1,091 tests, while 37 COVID-19 patients have passed away. The Health Ministry also informs that at the moment 699 patients with COVID-19 are hospitalised at clinics around the country, of which 50 were admitted in the past 24-hour period. The total number of COVID-diagnosed persons in the country since the beginning of the epidemic is 135,167, the number of recovered patients is 110,388, the number of deaths is 3,977, and the number of active cases is 20,802.  MoI informed that there have been 417 registered violations of the face-mask measure during the same 24-hour period and 10 curfew violations. Health Minister Venko Filipce informed that currently in the country there is recommendation for persons below 60 not to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, as recommended in Canada and Germany the previous week.