In Croatia, there were 599 new cases of coronavirus infection today and unfortunately, another 29 people have died. In total, there are over 3,200 active cases. In Varaždin County, after more than two and a half months, the number of infected people in hospitals has dropped below 100.
In the last 24 hours, more than 4,800 tests for coronavirus have been performed, of which 12 percent have tested positive. More than 1,400 infected people are still being treated in the hospital, and 142 patients are on respirators.
In Varaždin County, after a full 80 days, the number of people in the hospital is less than 100.
“We had more than 168 people being treated in hospital per one hundred thousand inhabitants, Croatia never had that number over 80. And now when numbers are lower, we are still 50 percent worse in relation to the number of hospitalized people,” said the head of the Varaždin County Headquarters Robert Vugrin.
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County had about 50 newly infected people.
“We are not happy about the rather big portion of infected people older than 65, which among the entire population is 37 percent. Luckily this is not the consequence of any greater epidemiological event in any bigger homes for the elderly,” said Epidemiologist Dobrica Rončević.
Among the areas with the biggest number of newly infected people are the city of Zagreb, and Split-Dalmatia and Zagreb counties. The head of the Split-Dalmatia Headquarters, Luka Brčić, noticed a weekly drop of 3 percent.
“In this entire week that is behind us, the ratio of tested to newly infected is somewhere around 16%,” said Brčić.
There were 49 new cases in earthquake-stricken Sisak-Moslavina County. Among those infected is Glina Deputy Mayor Branka Bakšić Mitić. She said on Facebook that she had no symptoms so far and reminded everyone of the need to respect preventive measures.
Restrictive measures will be the topic of tomorrow's meeting of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, epidemiologists and the government, at which the possible lifting of part of the current restrictions, which have been in force since the end of the month, should be considered.