In the last 24 hours, 71 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Croatia, reported the National Civil Protection Headquarters, and one person has died at the Osijek Clinical Hospital. The hotspots are still larger private gatherings, and in parliament, Social Democratic Party MP Domagoj Hajduković stated that the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has also become a hotspot.
Split-Dalmatia county had the most new cases today - 26.
“The newly infected are connected with the wedding that was held in Hrvace. We also have two new situations: a funeral and wake in Imotski. As far as Vukovar-Srijem County is concerned, the newly infected there are connected to a bachelor's party in Cerna and weddings in Našice,” said the Director of the Croatian Institute for Public health Krunoslav Capak.
Since bigger gatherings have been banned in Vukovar-Srijem County, which had eight newly infected people today, weddings have moved to neighboring Osijek-Baranja County where there have been a few smaller new hotspots.
Meanwhile, in parliament, Social Democratic Party MP Domagoj Hajduković said that the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has become a new hotspot for the coronavirus.
“Today there are new cases of people confirmed to have the virus, all together six of them. A fair number of people have been ordered into self-isolation, I ask the minister: have you been in contact with them and have you been tested?” asked Hajduković.
Capak confirmed that there were four confirmed cases of coronavirus at the ministry, adding that no officials or any of Minister Grlić Radman's closer associates are in self-isolation.
For his part Minister Gordan Grlić Radman said that he was tested preventively because he didn't want to diminish the trust of his Slovenian counterpart who he recently visited. He noted that he and his entire delegation tested negative.
The city of Zagreb had 16 new cases today, while in Istra seven new cases today are mainly cases of people that were already in self-isolation.
One 79 year old man died in the Osijek Clinical Hospital. Minister of Health Vili Beroš reported that he was a patient with extensive other illnesses and who wasn't on a respirator.
Currently there are 754 active coronavirus cases in Croatia.
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