North Macedonia's COVID-19 cases top 90,000

SKOPJE, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- North Macedonia reported Friday 307 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, raising the national tally to 90,124, according to the country's health ministry.

Fourteen COVID-19 patients lost their lives in one day, taking the number of fatalities to 2,768. Meanwhile, the recoveries in the country rose by 658 to 76,045.

Health Minister Venko Filipce said Friday that so far health authorities have not detected in the country the coronavirus mutation that appeared in Britain.

Protective measures remain in force despite the fact that the number of new cases has decreased, Filipce said.

The government of North Macedonia has confirmed that the first batch of vaccines against COVID-19 is expected to arrive by February.

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