Coronavirus infection was confirmed in 17,105 people in Serbia in the past 24 hours, while 29 died from the disease, it was announced on the covid19.rs web-site on Jan. 20.
There are currently 2,694 people being treated for covid in hospitals, 117 of them on ventilators. 36.830 people were tested in the past 24 hours. So far, the total of 13,181 people have died from the disease, according to official figures.
The commander of the Karaburma covid hospital in Belgrade, Ivo Udovicic, stated on Jan. 20 that the hospital was full, and that similar numbers of patients were being discharged and admitted each day. Udovicic told the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation (RTS) that covid ambulance stations and triage centers were under pressure after the New Year's Eve celebrations, and that "pressure is now increasing on covid hospitals."
"Numbers are growing in Batajnica, and the smaller hospitals, like ours, are already full. We don't know what will happen in the forthcoming period. We are entering a critical phase of this wave," Udovicic stated.