Croatia reported 52 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, the national pandemic response task force reported this afternoon.
Croatia currently has 515 active cases of Covid-19, 75 patients are being treated in hospital, and two people are on ventilators. More than four thousand people are under orders to self-isolate. Around 900 people were tested since yesterday. Two health care workers at one Zagreb hospital and a patient at another hospital in the capital have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The country's two biggest flashpoints continue to be Zagreb and Đakovo. The head of the Croatian Public Health Bureau, Krunoslav Capak, said both situations were under control.
“One hotspot is Đakovo, where we have a closed system where eveyone lives together and there we have more than 100 cases. 21 people have fallen ill in Zagreb and the number of infected people continues to grow. That’s the second hotspot. Other counties reacted quickly and in cooperation of epidemiologists and the situation is under control,” Capak said.
The outbreak in Đakovo is linked to the local convent and diocese.
Civil defense inspectors have been checking night clubs for compliance with Covid-19 prevention measures. According to Interior Minister Davor Božinović, the have inspected 245 establishments and found 68 instances in which nightclubs were not abiding by the measures. Božinović said no decision has been made on closing nightclubs, but that the situation is being watched closely. He did not rule out the possibility of ordering their closure if the problem persisted. Health authorities have said that many of the new cases, especially in Zagreb, have been linked to night clubs.
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