Looking at the COVID-19 figures across the Balkans: 3.858 outbreaks – 60 deaths, 30 in Turkey and 15 in Greece

Looking at the COVID-19 figures across the Balkans: 3.858 outbreaks – 60 deaths, 30 in Turkey and 15 in Greece


Albania recorded the highest number of confirmed cases within a 24-hour period since the “zero” patient was announced on the morning of 22 March. Of the 33 tests carried out 13 came back positive, bringing the total number of patients to 89.

Korça is added to the list of cities where COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported as it became the seventh location, while Tirana is still topping the list with 63 outbreaks. In its daily briefing, the Health Ministry informed that the average age of the infected individuals in Albania was 48 years. Three people have recovered, 43 remain hospitalized and 4 are in intensive care units.

North Macedonia

The first death was recorded in North Macedonia, as a 57-year-old woman from Kumanovo passed away on Sunday.

In the last 24 hours 29 new cases have been confirmed, raising the number of outbreaks to 114.

There are 24 patients hospitalized with 7 of them in respiratory support, while the intubated patient’s condition is stable.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 31 new coronavirus cases were confirmed today in the Republika Srpska entity, as announced by the Republika Srpska Health Ministry.

Health Minister Seranic said 19 of the patients were men and 12 women. Of the 113 tests that were carried out in Republika Srpska in the last two days, 31 came back positive while 13,763 people remain under medical supervision. A total of 125 cases have been confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


With 22 new confirmed cases, currently the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 stands at 185, while there have also been 3 deaths.


The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 624. 124 patients are hospitalized, of whom 34 are intubated.

The majority of the hospitalized patients are suffering from severe underlying diseases. Their average age is 64 years while the average age of all patients is 67 years. 15 patients have died from the novel coronavirus, as two more people passed away in the last 24 hours. Of them, 14 had severe underlying diseases. 12 were men and 3 were women. The average age of our fellow deceased citizens was 77 years. Finally, 19 of our fellow citizens have been discharged from the hospital.


The first coronavirus-related death was announced in Kosovo on Sunday, as the total number of patients rose to 31. The first victim was an 85-year-old man from the municipality of Podujeva.


Health Minister Vili Beroš announced that there were 254 confirmed cases with 19 new outbreaks, noting that the COVID-19 epidemic was on the rise.


According to the latest update by the Ministry of Health, 11 new cases have been confirmed in the Republic of Cyprus, bringing the total number of cases to 95; 50 of them resulted from contacts. In addition, there are two more cases pending confirmation by the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics.


Montenegro has recorded 16 cases of COVID-19 so far


In Romania, 433 coronavirus outbreaks have so far been identified, with 64 of the patients having recovered.


According to the latest update, 222 people have been infected with the virus in Serbia. An elderly 92-year-old woman died today, according to Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar.

Of the 61 samples tested for COVID-19, 34 came back positive and 27 negative.

Of the 34 new confirmed cases, 21 are hospitalized and 13 are placed in home isolation.


Health Minister Tomaž Gantar announced on Sunday the second coronavirus-related death in Slovenia, with the victim being a woman with several underlying diseases. A total of 414 cases have been recorded, with 31 of them confirmed in the last 24 hours.


According to the latest announcement by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, there have been 1,256 confirmed cases with 309 new outbreaks, while 30 people have died./ibna