Alarming Number of Coronavirus Positive Patients in Podhrastovi Isolation Ward

The number of people infected with the coronavirus who are housed in the KCUS isolator in Podhrastovi is growing.

General Director of KCUS Sebija Izetbegovic told Radiosarajevo.ba that 75 patients are currently housed in the isolation ward, and the admission of two more has been announced.

Currently, one patient is on a respirator.

Director Izetbegovic warned that the situation was serious a few days ago and said that Podhrastovi has a capacity of 85 beds, but that conditions can be created for accommodation in a total of 100.

If capacity is filled, she warned, the health system will be severely disrupted.

In the past 24 hours, 1,016 samples were tested in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, of which 174 were positive for coronavirus.

New cases have been registered in Central Bosnia, Zenica-Doboj, Herzegovina-Neretva, West Herzegovina, Tuzla, Posavina, Bosnia-Podrinje, Canton 10 and Sarajevo Canton. Unfortunately, in the last 24 hours, two deaths were reported: a woman from Banovići (1941) and a man from Sarajevo (1946) died.

Data published for Republika Srpska show that in that Bosnian entity, COVID-19 was confirmed in 130 people in the past 24 hours. Three people died. This means that there are 304 newly infected people in BiH.

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