Bosnia confirms 20 new Covid-19 cases and two fatalities

NEWS 28.04.2020 12:47
Source: Ministarstvo civilnih poslova BiH

A total of 20 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Bosnia, over the past 24 hours, along with 2 more fatalities related to the virus, health authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

The Bosnian Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity tested 338 samples suspected for coronavirus and confirmed only two infections, over the past 24 hours, entity Health Minister Alen Seranic said.

According to him, this entity performed 11,420 tests in total, since the beginning of the pandemic in Bosnia.

The Banja Luka University Hospital currently treats 45 Covid-19 patients, he said, adding that five were places in isolation.

The hospital confirmed that they had two fatalities over the past 24 hours – a 51-year-old woman and a 64-year-old man, both with pre-existing chronic diseases.

When it comes to the Bosniak-Croat shared Federation (FBiH) entity, the head of the Public Health Institute Davor Pehar said 18 cases were confirmed after testing nearly 700 samples.

“The positive trend continues. After testing 687 samples for the new coronavirus, 18 samples came back positive. In total, out of 15,745 samples we tested so far, 855 were positive,” Pehar noted, adding that women are still more prone to infection in this entity than men.
According to him, 302 persons have recovered from the disease.

The state Civil Affairs Ministry published on their portal that 1,585 infections have been reported so far in Bosnia and Herzegovina, of which 682 recovered and 63 patients died as a result of Covid-19.