Coronavirus update for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe


Image by Corona Borealis Studio/

While the number of people infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has risen faster globally in the last week, led by the United States, Brazil and Russia, the number of new cases Central and East and Southeast Europe (CESEE) slowed further. 

Photo by Corona Borealis Studio/

As of Monday evening, the region reported 98,173 cases, up by 6,110 from last Sunday. Meantime, 4,834 people have died (up from 4,466), but 60,543 people have recovered in total (although there is no recovery data for Kosovo).

Poland has the most cases in the region with 24,165 (up from 21,326 a week ago) registered infected persons and 1,074 (996) fatalities, followed by Romania; 18,398/1,276 (from 18,070/1,185) and Serbia 11,430/244 (from 11,159/238).

Elsewhere in the region number of cases was: in the Czech Republic 9,286/321 (from 8,932/315); Moldova 8,360/305 (from 7,093/235); Hungary 3,892/527 (from 3,741/486); Greece 2,918/179 (from 2,878/171); Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,524/154 (from 2,401/144); Bulgaria 2,519/140 (from 2,427/130); North Macedonia 2,315/140 (from 1,978/113); Croatia 2,246/103 (from 2,244/99); Estonia 1,860/68 (from 1,823/64); Lithuania 1,678/70 (from 1,623/63); Slovakia 1,522/28 (from 1,509/28); Slovenia 1,473/109 (from 1,468/107); Albania 1,143/33 (from 998/32); Latvia1,066/24 (from 1,047/22); Kosovo 1,064/30 (from 1,032/29); and Montenegro 324/9 (from 324/9).

Globally, the number of people infected by the virus had reached 6,270,758 on Tuesday morning, more than 863,410 cases up from a week earlier. At least 375,632 people have died, with 188 countries and regions affected, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.


Consumer price levels below EU avg in 2020 Analysis

Consumer price levels below EU avg in 2020

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget Parliament

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget

Breast cancer screening at Dr. Rose Private Hospital Interview

Breast cancer screening at Dr. Rose Private Hospital

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors City

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors


Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.