Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina set new Covid records • Hola News

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Belgrade, Oct 17 (EFE) .- Slovenia, with 898 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, with 716, have registered new daily records of infections, local authorities reported.

In Slovenia, with two million inhabitants, 250 people are hospitalized and 43 need mechanical respiration.

In Bosnia-Herzegovina -with 3.3 million inhabitants- the number of infected also grows daily, and in the last 24 hours there have been 716 cases, almost a hundred more than yesterday.

In Croatia, a country of 4 million inhabitants, more than 1,000 cases -1,096- are registered for the second day in a row, and ten people have died.

The number of active patients reaches 4,844, of them 530 in hospitals and 28 on respirators.

In Montenegro, a small republic of 600,000 inhabitants, for weeks the number of cases has been around or exceeds 200, and yesterday 273 and seven deaths were registered.

The Minister of Health, Kenan Hrapovic, warned today of the seriousness of the situation, stating that “the health system is overloaded (…), and the medical staff very exhausted.”

Hrapovic asked citizens to respect the measures “as the only remedy at this time.”

In Serbia there is an increase in cases in the last four days with more than 200 infections a day. Today 227 cases and two deaths have been counted.

In Kosovo, around 100 cases a day have been recorded in recent days.

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