COVID-19 UPDATES: 45 new cases in Bosnia as of this morning, 1,413 in total

NEWS 23.04.2020 13:22
Source: MCPBiH

13:00 According to health officials in Bosnia's both entities, 45 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded over the past 24 hours. The Serb-dominated Republika Srpska (RS) entity recorded 31 cases, while the Bosniak-Croat shared Federation (FBiH) entity recorded 14.

Alen Seranic, the RS Health Minister said they tested 512 samples over the past 24 hours, of which 31 came back positive, making the total number of cases in this entity rise to 661 since the beginning of the pandemic. Twenty patients have died so far, as a result of the disease, he added.

Of the 31 new cases, 17 are men and 14 are women, Seranic noted.

The minister also noted that seven health care professionals have been infected with the virus in this entity – three nurses and a doctor from the Banja Luka clinical centre, and one employee each in Gradiska and Bijeljina hospitals, as well as a medical technician from a private clinic in this entity.

When it comes to the Federation, health officials there tested 779 samples, of which 14 came back positive, the FBiH Health Ministry's Crisis Staff said on Thursday morning.

According to them, a total of 11,975 people were tested so far and 784 came back positive for Covid.19.

Currently, the FBiH has 583 active cases of Covid-19, 169 patients have recovered and 32 have died so far.

Looking at the gender structure of the patients with Covid-19, 54 percent are women and 46 percent are men.

Cantons with the most reported cases are: Herzegovina Neretva Canton (230), Sarajevo Canton (108), Zenica-Doboj Canton (107), West-Herzegovina Canton (83), Tuzla canton (81), Una-Sana Canton (76).

Bosnia's Civil Affairs Ministry said that Bosnia has confirmed a total of 1,413 cases of Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic in the country.

Meaning, the RS reported 661 cases, the FBiH reported 784 cases while the Brcko District reported 18 cases so far.

When it comes to the fatalities, there were 54 in total, 20 in the RS, 32 in FBiH and two in Brcko District.

The Civil Affairs Ministry's data are reflect the information gathered by noon, on Thursday.