197 new coronavirus cases in Croatia in last 24 hours (Photo: Davor Puklavec/Kristina Stedul Fabac/Marin Tironi/PIXSELL) 197 new coronavirus cases in Croatia in last 24 hours (Photo: Davor Puklavec/Kristina Stedul Fabac/Marin Tironi/PIXSELL)

197 people have been infected in Croatia since yesterday, and 4 have died. 281 patients are being treated in hospitals, 21 of whom are on respirators. The virus continues to spread in schools.

Međimurje had 26 new cases, a record since the beginning of the epidemic. The wedding held last weekend is a new flare up.

“It's not only today, from Friday we've received the first patients that were at a private celebration, that number increased yesterday and today that continued, so that we have more than 20 infected people in the last 48 hours from that one event,” said Višnja Smilović from the Public Health Institute of Međimurje County.

Due to precautionary measures, some schools in that county will reintroduce the obligation to wear protective masks during classes from tomorrow. Since there were also students from Goričan at the wedding, self-isolation measured have been ordered for several teachers and two classes of the local primary school.

In Bjelovar-Bilogora County, two classes and four teachers of the Đulovac Elementary School are in self-isolation, because among the seven new patients from that county two are students from that school.

Self-isolation measures have also been ordered in Zagreb schools.

“During the past day three elementary school students tested positive as well as two secondary school students. Self-isolation measures have been ordered for 56 elementary schools students and two teachers, as well as 46 secondary school students and two teachers,” said the Deputy Director of the Teaching Institute for Public Health Sandra Šikić.

Zagreb registered 53 new cases. Almost half are contacts of previously ill people. Three infected people came from Bosnia and Herzegovina two of them in asylum. There is less testing on weekends, but weekly analyses show a positive trend.

“Certainly a larger number of tests record a larger number of detected cases, but analyzing the 14-day and 7-day trends of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, we can see a decreasing trend, a positive trend in epidemiological terms, and how it will be continues to depend primarily on the responsibility of each individual,” said Šikić.  

The situation is calming down in Split-Dalmatia County as well.

“Although it's the weekend we had 396 people tested, a significant number tested, of which there were 16 new patients and it is good that this is one of the better recent results, however, it is far from us relaxing,”said the head of the County Headquarters Luka Brčić.

Požega-Slavonia County had 14 new cases, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County had nine, Zadar County had eight, while Brod-Posavina County and Osijek-Baranja County had seven new cases each. Virovitica-Podravina County reported 6 new cases, as well as Krapina-Zagorje County. There were five new cases in Zagreb County, 3 in the Lika-Senj County, while other counties have reported one new case each.

Karlovac and Varaždin counties were without new infections.

Source: HRT