The director of the University Clinical Center of Serbia, Milika Asanin, said on Feb. 3 that since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country the institution had treated close to 7,000 patients with COVID-19, and examined 60,000.
The COVID-19 hospital in Belgrade's Batajnica suburb is currently treating 421 patients, of whom 57 are in intensive care and 40 have been intubated, while 48 new patients arrived on Feb. 2, said Asanin.
"There were 300,000 outpatient examinations and 250,000 emergency ones in the non-COVID part of the Clinical Center," Asanin told state public service RTS and added that the coronavirus had led to a different approach to treating patients.
"Because of the coronavirus it was necessary to reorganize the work of doctors and clinics in taking care of patients," he pointed out.
Commenting on the number of health care workers who contracted the disease, Asanin said that 490 health care workers in total had been hospitalized, 139 of them doctors.