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Coronavirus cases continue to drop in Kosovo

The number of active coronavirus cases in Kosovo fell to 733 on Thursday, its lowest level since June 2020.

Kosovo’s Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that the number of active coronavirus cases in the country has fallen to 733. According to data from the Johns Hopkins University, this is the lowest number of recorded active cases in Kosovo since June 24, 2020.

The ministry reported that a total of 2,660 tests have been conducted over the past 24 hours, with just 11 returning positive results. Meanwhile 109 citizens are reported to have recovered in this period, while one citizen that tested positive for the virus has died.

The majority of active cases are in Prishtina with 221 cases recorded by the National Institute of Public Health. The municipalities of Ferizaj, Prizren and Mitrovice have the next highest totals of active cases, all with around 50 each. 

The number of patients receiving treatment for COVID-19 in Kosovo’s public hospitals is also decreasing. 

The University Hospital and Clinical Service of Kosovo, ShSKUK, announced on Thursday that currently no COVID-19 patients were being treated at the regional hospitals in Ferizaj and Gjakova. 

According to ShSKUK, 114 patients receiving treatment in Kosovo’s public hospitals are suspected to have COVID-19, of which 35 are confirmed cases. The majority are receiving treatment at the University Clinical Centre of Kosovo in Prishtina, while just 36 suspected COVID-19 patients are now being treated at Kosovo’s regional hospitals.

The rollout of vaccinations against COVID-19 is also continuing, with the Ministry of Health reporting on Thursday that the total number of doses administered is now just over 90,000.

Up until now, Kosovo has received around 100,000 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 from the COVAX programme and around 15,000 from the European Union, while it was reported on Thursday that another 10,000 doses donated from Croatia had arrived in Kosovo.

On May 28, the Ministry of Health announced that an agreement had been reached with Pfizer to provide over 1.2 million doses of its vaccine against COVID-19. However, no shipment has arrived in Kosovo as of yet.

10/06/2021 - 16:08

10 June 2021 - 16:08

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