The epidemiological situation in Croatia is still favorable. In the last 24 hours there were 72 newly infected people out of 2,042 samples tested. 792 patients are being treated in hospitals, of which 69 are on respirators. Mortality is still high - another 20 people have died.
After December, when Croatia was among the worst countries in Europe in terms of incidence of the disease, we are now in a much better epidemiological situation.
“If we rank EU member states by the 14 day incidence per 100 thousand inhabitants, Croatia is in third place. Croatia has 111 cases and only Denmark and Finland, which have 101 and 97 cases respectively, are doing better,” said the Director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak.
Capak also described the situation among the counties.
“Istra County has the lowest incidence of 30.2 and Dubrovnik-Neretva County has the highest with 219.4,” said Capak.
Many citizens expect the easing of epidemiological measures, but it is certain that not everything will open on March 1st.
“Our goal remains the same. It is to normalize people's lives as much as possible and to get business activity back on track. Of course we are not going to open everything up on March 1st to the way things were before the pandemic but if these trends continue there is a chance we will roll back more measures,” said the head of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, Davor Božinović.
The measures to be relaxed are still being discussed, and in the middle of the week the topic will be discussed within the Government cabinet.