Out of 3,431 COVID-19 tests carried out in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 472 new cases were registered and 8 patients passed away, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The Ministry also added 6 deaths to the report that occurred in the period September 18-October 12.

Since the outbreak of the epidemic, Macedonia has registered 197,669 confirmed coronavirus cases. The death toll stands at 6,978. At the moment, there are 6,719 active cases across the country.