41 new cases of coronavirus in Croatia (Photo collage: HRT) 41 new cases of coronavirus in Croatia (Photo collage: HRT)

The most new cases were in the Split-Dalmatia County - seven of them. Five are contacts of previously ill persons, and two people are being epidemiologically processed.

There were six new cases of infection in Šibenik-Knin County, four in Sisak-Moslavina County, as well as in Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

For several days in a row, Zagreb had one of the biggest numbers of newly infected however today brought good news with just two new infections.

“One is a contact of a previously infected person and for the other the epidemiological anamnesis is unclear. Today there were 16 more potentially recovered. At this moment we have 176 active cases in the city of Zagreb,” said the Director of the "Dr. Andrija Štampar" Institute of Public Health, Zvonimir Šostar.

Istria County had three new cases. Among those infected is a patient at the "Alfredo Štiglić" home for the elderly in Pula, and the other two are close contacts of already infected people.

Thus, after the coronavirus recently "entered" a home for the elderly and disabled in Umag, the virus penetrated into this Pula institution, which operates at three locations and has more than two hundred patients.

“Epidemiologists and doctors are inside the home, already this morning they took wipes from all employees and a portion of patients, so we will know the true state of things very soon. Considering the fact that all are adhering to measures that we introduced in homes, I don't believe that it came to a significant break out. It was what can happen and that is why these measures are in place, so that even if it happens, it remains a separate case,” said the head of the County Civil Protection Headquarters, Dino Kozlevac.

The Ombudswoman for Persons with Disabilities, Anka Slonjšak, warned of the need to provide freedom of movement to users of accommodation in homes for the elderly and disabled under the circumstances of the "new normal", saying that it was inhumane to expect them to live in isolation until further notice.

An elderly person with several chronic diseases died in the Osijek area - she was being treated at the respiratory center, bringing the total number of deaths to 140.

In Zagreb, Zadar and Bjelovar-Bilogora counties - each had one newly ill person.

Currently there are 133 people in hospital and nine patients are on respirators.

Source: HRT