The number of victims of COVID-19 in Serbia since the beginning of the pandemic has reached 461 people, 389 patients with coronavirus were identified during the day, the Ministry of the health of the country reported.

Since Friday, in Serbia, due to the increase in the incidence of COVID-19, it is mandatory to wear masks in an open space, where it is impossible to ensure a distance of 1.5 meters. It also confirmed the ban on meetings of more than ten people in open space throughout the country. Currently, the emergency regime due to coronavirus is in effect in more than two dozen Serbian municipalities.

“Over the past 24 hours, 7,648 people have been tested, 389 COVID-19 patients have been identified, and the total number of infected people since the beginning of the pandemic has reached 20,498. Nine patients died, a total of 461 patients died,” the Ministry of Health informs.

“There are 187 people on artificial lung ventilation (ventilator) devices (the maximum since the beginning of the pandemic),” the doctors said. A total of 4,776 patients were hospitalized.
Serbian authorities have previously reported that in connection with the development of a vaccine against COVID-19, they are in contact with researchers and manufacturers in the UK, USA, Russia, and China and hope to be one of the first to receive it by the end of 2020.