Bosnia confirms 79 new Covid-19 cases, Serb-dominated entity adds 69 cases alone

NEWS 04.05.2020 12:33
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Source: Ministarstvo civilnih poslova BiH

Bosnian health authorities reported 79 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, 69 in Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska (RS) entity and 10 in the Bosniak-Croat shared Federation (FBiH) entity.

According to the RS Health Minister Alen Seranic, after testing 447 samples, 69 came back positive raising the total number of positive cases in this part of the country to 969, of which 42 had died.

He also noted that this marks the third day of an increased number of new cases in this entity, where 381 patients had recovered from the virus.
When it comes to the Bosniak-Croat shared FBiH entity, 557 samples have been tested over the past 24 hours, of which 10 came back positive, the FBiH Health Ministry's Crisis Staff said Monday.

A total of 938 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in this entity so far, of which 426 recovered.

There was also a new fatality in this entity. An 82-year-old woman had died in Banja Luka University Hospital. The hospital said she was admitted for Covid-19 treatment on April 22, and that she suffered from multiple pre-existing chronic diseases.

Bosnia's Civil Affairs Ministry said the country's total tally is 1,926, with 855 people who recovered and 78 fatalities.