A roundup of the daily reports on the coronavirus pandemic from the region's countries on February 8, 2021.
In the past 24 hours 71 coronavirus cases as well as 29 COVID deaths have been registered in Croatia, the national COVID-19 response team said on Monday.
Currently, there are 2,407 active cases, including 1,137 hospitalised patients, 107 of whom are on ventilators. There are 12,948 people in self-isolation. Since February 25 2020, when the new virus was first registered in Croatia, there have been 235,473 cases of infection, 5,198 deaths and 227,686 recoveries, including 383 in the past 24 hours. To date, 1,230,808 persons have been tested for the virus, including 2,199 in the past 24 hours.
Over the past 24 hours, Slovenian authorities have confirmed 304 coronavirus infections after 3,821 tests done as well as 11 fatalities, but the government and scientists are skeptical about a more extensive easing of current epidemiological restrictions.
The epidemic has started waning slightly but the weekly average of infections confirmed on a daily basis is still at 1,025 while to put the epidemic under control that number should fall to below 300, according to the latest estimate by the Jozef Stefan research institute which makes estimates and models of epidemic development for the government. According to the institute, with the current rate, the number of daily infections could fall to below 300 only at the end of March, and the effect of vaccination against COVID-19 will be more felt only after at least 10% of the population or more than 200,000 people are vaccinated, a goal that is still far away.
Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded 157 new coronavirus cases and 13 Covid-19 fatalities, while more than 500 patients recovered, according to healthcare authorities’ daily report on Monday.
The new results came from 1,497 lab tests performed among those who reported symptoms. The total of 124,101 infections with the novel coronavirus has been reported since the epidemic outbreak in Bosnia’s two semi-autonomous regions, the Federation (FBiH) and Republika Srpska (RS), as well as Brcko District. To this date, 4,813 fatalities among Covid-19 patients have been confirmed in the country, while 98,470 have recovered from the disease. Only the FBiH authorities reported 526 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The country performed a total of 614,243 coronavirus lab tests on its population.
Montenegro’s Public Health Institute said that four people died of coronavirus-related ailments, bringing the total number of deaths since the pandemic broke out to 842.
It said that 1,376 people were tested for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus over the previous 24 hours, including 430 who tested positive. There are 7,797 active cases. A total of 65,657 people tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic broke out.
The Kosovo health authorities in Pristina said that three people died of coronavirus-related ailments over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,526 since the pandemic broke out.
The authorities said that 2,388 people had been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in that period including 290 who tested positive. There are 6,791 active cases. Another 189 patients were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 54,231. A total of 252,163 people have been tested since the pandemic broke out, including 62,548 who tested positive.
The North Macedonia Health Ministry said that 22 people died of coronavirus-related ailments over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,946 since the pandemic broke out.
It said that 726 people had been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, including 75 who tested positive. There are 6,486 active cases. The country’s Public Health Institute said that another 1,440 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 85,439.