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Bosnia Records Highest Daily Number of COVID-19 Cases

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A woman rides a bicycle passing the Holiday Hotel, which opened in 1984 as Holiday Inn, a luxurious accommodation for world s royalty, film stars and other dignitaries who came to watch the Winter Olympics, and less than a decade later, became ground zero of the bloody siege of Sarajevo in the 1990 s, photographed from a nearby building, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — The number of daily coronavirus cases in Bosnia has surpassed 2,000, its highest total during the pandemic.

Authorities say 2,154 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 88 people have died in the country of 3.3 million.

Bosnia has some of the highest death rates in the Balkans. The health authorities have urged Bosnia’s Catholics to celebrate the Easter holidays within their closest family circle as the region faces an ongoing surge.

In neighboring Croatia, authorities say they may reactivate a make-shift hospital in a sports hall in the capital of Zagreb if hospitalizations continue to rise. The country of 4.2 million people on Friday reported 2,362 new cases and 29 confirmed deaths.