COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Map of municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina with confirmed coronavirus cases (as of 13 May 2020)
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Confirmed cases per 100.000 residents
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationBosnia and Herzegovina
First outbreak
Index caseBanja Luka
Arrival date5 March 2020
(4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago)
Confirmed cases2,182
Suspected casesundefined
Government website
Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Bosnia and Herzegovina on 5 March 2020 in Banja Luka, who had been in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Later the same day, a second case who was the son of the first case.[1]

On 21 March 2020, the first death in the country from COVID-19 was announced in a hospital in Bihać. The patient was an elderly woman who had been hospitalized two days before.

As of 13 May 2020, in Bosnia and Herzegovina there were 2182 confirmed coronavirus cases, of which 1168 were in Republika Srpska,[2][3] 994 in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,[4][5] and 20 in Brčko District.[6]

On 17 March 2020, the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina declared a state of emergency in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bosnia confirms its first case of coronavirus". N1 BA.
  2. "JZU Institut za javno zdravstvo RS". Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  3. "Коронавирус у Српској | Званична страница Владе Републике Српске". Коронавирус у Српској.
  4. "Dnevni izvještaj za potvrđene slučajeve COVID-19 U FBiH". ZZJZ FBiH. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
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  6. "Vlada Brčko distrikta BiH".
  7. "Saopćenje i audiozapis konferencije za medije nakon 5. vanredne sjednica Vijeća ministara BiH". Retrieved 17 March 2020.