In the past 24 hours, 11 more people died in Serbia from consequences of the corona virus, it was stated on July 9.
Of the 7529 tested people in that period, 266 were positive. There are 120 people on ventilators, the health authorities announced on the covid19.rs web-site.
The total number of fatalities since the start of the epidemic is 352.
Epidemiologist Predrag Kon stated on July 9 that the epidemiological situation in Belgrade was very serious and, at moments, extraordinary in the context of room for the infected in hospitals.
Kon told the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation (RTS) that around 1,500 patients were admitted to hospitals on July 8. He explained that the serious situation in the capital called for additional readiness, that a covid hospital was opened in the Stark Arena and that the hospital in Banjica was also entering the covid system.
"Additional capacities exist. With this rate of admission, that will be filled in just a few days," Kon said, adding that around 600 people with symptoms request to be tested each day.