Serbia reported 160 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with five more deaths, the government stated in a press release.
According to the data of the Institute for Public Health in Belgrade, the disease was so far confirmed among 1,060 out of 4,371 tested patients.
The death toll is now 28, while among those who died is the State Secretary in the Ministry of Environmental Protection Branislav Blazic at the age of 63.
“So far, 21 men and seven women have died from the disease, with a total morbidity of 2.64 percent to date,” government released.
Currently 648 people are hospitalized in Serbia, with 72 using respiratory ventilators.
Serbia confirmed the first COVID-19 case on March 6, while a state of emergency was declared on March 15,.
The government adopted strict measures, limiting mobility of people with curfews, shutting down border crossings and public transport, closing schools and banning people older than 65 to leave their houses.
Since the beginning of the outbreak in Serbia, China has donated tons of medical supplies and sent a medical expert team to help.
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