The already bleak picture of the epidemiological situation, painted by Friday’s reading of positive tests, gained even darker tones yesterday – the authorities confirmed 1,663 infections with the new coronavirus after 3,948 PCR tests. As many as 42.1 percent of tests were positive, which is the highest percentage of daily infections since the onset of the epidemic. The day before, with 7,604 tests performed and 2,985 confirmed infections, it was just over 39 percent.

According to the government, 397 people were vaccinated on Saturday. 1,188,712 people were vaccinated with one dose of the covid-19 vaccine. 56 percent of the total population. Among those over the age of 18, 67 percent of the population is vaccinated with a single dose, and among those over the age of 50, 77 percent. With all doses, 1,119,181 or 53 percent of the population, 63 percent of those over the age of 18, and 74 percent of those over the age of 50.

Six people died of the new coronavirus on Saturday, according to the government. 572 people are being treated in hospitals, or 14 more than the day before, and 138 people in the intensive care unit, which is six more than the day before, the government announced on Twitter.

The youngest hospitalized covid patient is 19 years old and the youngest covid patient in intensive care is 21 years old.

The seven-day average of confirmed cases rose to 2,263, up 23 from the day before. The fourteen-day number of confirmed infections per 100,000 inhabitants is 1,312, or 49 more than the day before.

Not even the data from a week ago, when the share of positive tests was more than 33%, is a consolation. That the situation is getting worse is also confirmed by data from two weeks ago, when almost 28 percent of PCR tests were positive.