More than 2.100 newly infected, 49 people died
Until the last update, 2.180 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Serbia, while 49 people died.Source: B92
14.444 people were tested.
There are 203 patients on the respirator.
Session of the Crisis Staff scheduled
The session of the Crisis Staff for combating COVID-19 is scheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Earlier, the media reported that the medical part of Crisis Staff requested an emergency session today due to the appearance of a new strain of coronavirus, omicron, which is getting closer to Serbia, as the number of European countries in which it is registered is increasing.
The media also state that this variant of COVID-19 will be the main topic of the Crisis Staff meeting, but, as it is further stated, the topic will also be moving winter holidays, which the medical part of the staff has been looking for for a long time. The profession is committed to starting the holiday earlier, and epidemiologist and member of the Crisis Staff Dr Predrag Kon said a few days ago that the holiday should start earlier due to the arrival of our people from abroad before Christmas.
"Children can be infected in schools. The situation in schools is now calm because we stopped the spread of the virus with extended holidays, but after returning to school, the numbers started to grow. They have not yet reached those before the holidays and the question is whether it will, but proactive thinking about preventing the spread has now become even more rational with the appearance of omicron", Kon said.
President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, said that it was only a matter of days when a new strain would appear in our country as well. "We have a significant drop in numbers compared to a week ago... We could do without that omicron," Vucic said.