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SARS-CoV-2 pandemic weekly: 179 confirmed new infections, 49 reinfections, one death

Of the 2,829 SARS-CoV-2 tests done in North Macedonia’s laboratories over the past week, 179 came back positive, in 19 cities nationwide, for the airborne virus. Of them, 120 were in Skopje and 49 were confirmed reinfections. And one person was reported to have died from SARS-CoV-2 over the past week, according to the latest weekly report released by the Institute of Public Health.

Skopje, 22 November 2022 (MIA) — Of the 2,829 SARS-CoV-2 tests done in North Macedonia’s laboratories over the past week, 179 came back positive, in 19 cities nationwide, for the airborne virus. Of them, 120 were in Skopje and 49 were confirmed reinfections. And one person was reported to have died from SARS-CoV-2 over the past week, according to the latest weekly report released by the Institute of Public Health.

Officially, 170 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are considered to be active cases nationwide, of whom 114 are in Skopje.

“Over the past week, 201 people acquired the status ‘recovered’ from hospital or home treatment,” the report says.

One person was reported to have died from SARS-CoV-2 in the past week.

They were from Skopje. No age was given. They died in hospital, the report adds.

Currently hospitalized for SARS-CoV-2 are 25 people, “same as last week,” according to the report.

Of them, 12 are on oxygen support, 9 more than last week.

Since the start of the pandemic, the country’s laboratories have performed a total of 2,192,482 coronavirus tests, officially logging 344,710 SARS-CoV-2 cases, declaring 334,952 recoveries from their acute infections, and confirming 20,931 reinfections.

“Of the reinfections, 27 ended in death.

“Also recorded were the deaths of nine pregnant women and 41 health workers.

Amid the pandemic, 9,588 people have died in North Macedonia from SARS-CoV-2 so far.

Official figures show 852 of them (8.9%) died at home and 8,736 (91.1%) died in hospital.

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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