In the last 24 hours, Serbia lost 35 more people to the COVID-19 epidemic, while 2,732 people were newly infected with the coronavirus, the Serbian Health Ministry said on April 11.
Hospital care is being provided for 7,890 of all COVID patients, 266 of whom require assisted ventilation. Since the beginning of the epidemic in Serbia, the disease has claimed 5,735 lives, while 642,208 have been infected with the virus.
Epidemiologist Branislav Tiodorovic has said that, ideally, three to 3.5 million people would be vaccinated in the next one to two months, which would pave the way to herd immunity.
"So, until we have community immunity of at least 70 percent, we cannot under any circumstances get complacent. It should be stressed, too, that we need community responsibility," Tiodorovic told the April 11 issue of the Blic daily, stressing that it "is absolutely needed" to introduce the mandatory vaccination of health care workers.