As of yesterday there were 190 new cases of coronavirus in Croatia and three people have died. A record 5,500 people were tested. 327 patients are being treated in the hospital and 26 are on respirators.
Split-Dalmatia County had the highest number of cases with 62, 40 from Split where a 59 year old man died who was on a respirator.
“We hope things will improve however these are results of events related to tourism, family gatherings, night life and bigger events held in our county,” said the head of the County Public Health Institute Željka Karin.
Zagreb had 51 new cases of infection.
“We have 16 with a negative epidemiological anamnesis, which means that we have a relatively big number of asymptomatic carriers of the virus. We have two schools, one elementary and one secondary, where they each have one infected student that are exclusively contacts from home, and we have one worker at a day care centre that is a contact of a previously infected person,” said the head of the Andrija Štampar Institute Zvonimir Šostar.
Branko Kolarić, an epidemiologist and member of the government science council, confirmed that there is discussion on reducing the time those infected must be in isolation.
“The difference between isolation and self-isolation is that those who are infected or have a positive PCR test are in isolation, while 14 day self-isolation is the period for incubation of the disease. The self-isolation time recommended by the European Centre for Disease Control is still 14 days,” said Kolarić adding that a decision could be made in that regard in the next two weeks.
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