COVID-19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina // 17 October, 2020

At least 32,845 cases and 980 deaths.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Civil Affairs website.

Status: Outbreak

17 October: Cases have been trending upwards in October, with a daily average of over 415 cases in the last week. In the last 24 hours a daily high of 621 cases was reported. In total 32,845 cases have been confirmed, including 980 deaths and over 7,260 active cases. The capital Sarajevo is witnessing a surge in transmission.

24 September: Cases continue to be reported, with an average of over 260 cases each week during September. A total of 26,081 cases have been confirmed, of which 790 fatalities and over 18,600 recoveries are reported. International borders reopened in mid-September. The Government announced (in Bosnian) that they have signed up the COVAX in order to gain access to COVID-19 vaccines for their citizens when they become available.

4 August: Cases have been sharply rising since late June. A total of 12,462 cases have been confirmed, of which there are 362 deaths and over 6,300 people have recovered. The capital Sarajevo has been a recent hot spot for transmission. A state of emergency continues until at least 18 August, with measures including limits of social gatherings, mandatory mask wearing and social distancing.

May 20: The latest situation report by the WHO has reported 14 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours with no new deaths.

May 17: An update by the Bosnian Ministry of Health has confirmed one new case of COVID-19 out of 645 tested patients. The new case was in the Tuzla kanton.

See March and April news for COVID-19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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