With a PCR test positivity rate of 44.6% and SARS-CoV-2 case numbers soaring in the last few weeks, the national coronavirus response team — the Commission for Infectious Diseases — is set to meet on Friday to discuss the current pandemic wave, informs MIA.
According to official statistics, 4,139 people have an active SARS-CoV-2 infection in North Macedonia at the moment, of which 1,749 in Skopje. Meanwhile, health centers are offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against the airborne virus.
Walk-in vaccinations are available at vaccination sites nationwide for people getting their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th vaccine doses.
People over 18 who have received three doses can get their fourth if it has been at least 4 months since their booster. To respond to the surge of SARS-CoV-2 infections, some of the countries in the region have reintroduced protective measures.
Montenegro reinstated the mask mandate and urged citizens to get vaccinated. Health authorities in Greece have also said they may reintroduce protections in the fall despite initially trying to avoid “strict mandates” amid the ongoing pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, 9,387 people have died in North Macedonia from the airborne virus.
The country’s laboratories have performed a total of 2,123,580 coronavirus tests, officially logging 330,016 SARS-CoV-2 cases and declaring 316,490 recoveries.
According to figures released on Thursday, 844 out of 1,890 people getting PCR tests in labs nationwide over the previous 24 hours tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Of them, 188 were confirmed reinfections.