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SARS-CoV-2 pandemic weekly: 174 confirmed new infections, 49 reinfections, two deaths

Of the 2,827 SARS-CoV-2 tests done in North Macedonia’s laboratories on Nov. 21—27, 174 came back positive, in 18 cities nationwide, for the airborne virus. Of them, 115 were in Skopje and 49 were confirmed reinfections. And two people died from SARS-CoV-2 in hospital over the past week, according to official figures in the latest weekly report released by the Institute of Public Health.

Skopje, 29 November 2022 (MIA) — Of the 2,827 SARS-CoV-2 tests done in North Macedonia’s laboratories on Nov. 21—27, 174 came back positive, in 18 cities nationwide, for the airborne virus. Of them, 115 were in Skopje and 49 were confirmed reinfections. And two people died from SARS-CoV-2 in hospital over the past week, according to official figures in the latest weekly report released by the Institute of Public Health.

Officially, 172 people infected with SARS-CoV-2, of whom 117 in Skopje, are considered to be active cases.

Over the past week, 170 people were declared ‘recovered’ from their acute symptoms.

The two people who died from SARS-CoV-2 in the past week were from Skopje and Kumanovo. No age was given. They died in hospital, the report adds.

Currently hospitalized for SARS-CoV-2 are 33 people, “an increase of 32% from last week,” according to the report. Of them, six are on oxygen support.

Since the start of the pandemic, the country’s laboratories have performed a total of 2,195,309 coronavirus tests, officially logging 344,872 SARS-CoV-2 cases, declaring 335,109 recoveries from their infections, and confirming 20,980 reinfections.

“Of the reinfections, 27 ended in death. Also recorded were the deaths of nine pregnant women and 41 health workers,” the report says.

Amid the pandemic, 9,591 people have died in North Macedonia from SARS-CoV-2 so far. Official figures show 853 of them (8.9%) died at home and 8,738 (91.1%) died in hospital.

North Macedonia’s first case of SARS-CoV-2 was officially recorded on Feb. 26, 2020.

The highest number of reported cases on a daily basis was recorded on Jan. 24, 2022, when health authorities logged 2,344 new SARS-CoV-2 infections in a day, the report notes.

According to WHO indicators, the Institute for Public Health says, North Macedonia has wide community transmission, sublevel 1, with adequate response capacity. mr/

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