The number of coronavirus infections in Serbia increased by 125 in the past 24 hours to reach 31,099, while the number of coronavirus-related fatalities remained at 707, the national health ministry said Thursday, APA reports citing TASS.
According to the agency, no new coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours, the national death rate stands at 2.27%, while 36 coronavirus patients are put on ventilators. On Wednesday, the ministry reported 154 new infections. Overall, the country hospitalized 696 patients with coronavirus, meanwhile, 904,343 people were tested for the virus across the country, including 8,836 people in the past 24 hours.
Currently, more than 20 cities and municipalities across Serbia imposed a state of emergency. The average age of the infected people is between 30 and 50, while pneumonia is reported in 70% of the cases.
In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.