Currently, there are 384 positive cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in the Republic of Serbia.
Until 25 March 2020, the National reference laboratory of Torlak Institute tested 1161 people who fulfilled the criteria for testing (staying in the area of intensive transmission of virus and presence of symptoms of infection of the respiratory tract).
Since the last report on 24 March 2020 at 15:00, 245 persons were tested, and 81 of them were positive.
Member of the Crisis Response Team to Curb Infectious Disease COVID-19 and epidemiologist Predrag Kon stated today that a total of 384 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Serbia until 15.00 today.
Speaking at a regular press conference held at the Palace of Serbia, Kon underlined that since the last report, 245 people have been tested, of whom 81 tested positive for coronavirus and 164 tested negative.
According to Kon, out of a total of 203 patients hospitalised, 14 are in the Vojvodina Clinical Centre, 18 in the Nis Clinical Centre, 16 in the Kragujevac Clinical Centre, 12 at the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the Serbian Clinical Centre, while 131 patients are at the Dr Dragisa Misovic Clinic, 10 patients at the Clinic for Pulmonology and two at the hospital in Valjevo.
He specified that 24 patients are on ventilatory support, four each in the Vojvodina Clinical Centre, Nis Clinical Centre and the Kragujevac Clinic Centre, nine in the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the Serbian Clinical Centre, two at the Dr Dragisa Misovic Clinic and one at the Clinic for Pulmonology.
She said that the most confirmed coronavirus cases are in Belgrade – 158, Nis – 40 and Valjevo – 38.
Kisic Tepavcevic added that the majority of health workers in Serbia who contracted coronavirus got infected outside health institutions, but did not specify the exact number of infected medical workers.
She underlined that there has been no spread of the epidemic in the hospital environment and added that the infection among medical workers is not something unexpected when it comes to infectious diseases as they are the first ones exposed to the disease.