The last 24 hours have seen 25 deaths from COVID-19 in Serbia, while 4,226 people have been confirmed as newly infected, the Serbian Ministry of Health said in a press release on March 14.
Currently 4,479 patients are hospitalized with the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, 207 of whom are undergoing mechanical ventilation. Since the outbreak of the epidemic in Serbia, 516,277 people have contracted the disease, while 4,719 have died.
Immunologist Dusan Popadic said on March 14 that, compared to other countries, immunization in Serbia was going very well, but warned that the rate was still insufficient as, one year since the emergence of the disease, 80 percent of the population remained unprotected.
On the possibility of the European Union requiring a "COVID passport" for travel, Popadic said the vaccine's purpose was "to protect citizens from disease, not to make sure that they can travel," and that the vaccines in use fulfilled that purpose.