The coronavirus case count in the capital is expected to spike on Thursday after 20 people at a Zagreb psychiatric hospital test positive for Covid-19.
Zagreb had reported 11 new cases on Wednesday afternoon, but by evening local health authorities said 24 more cases had been detected following outbreaks at two health care institutions. Most of those new cases are at the Sveti Ivan Psychiatric Hospital in Jankomir, where 16 patients and 4 health care workers have been infected. The entire long-term care wing of the facility has been shut down and disinfected, said Filip Ivčić, the hospital’s chief administrator. He said the hospital learned last night that a member of the wing’s staff was positive for Covid-19. The facility tested 60 patients and staff this morning.
“Most of the patients are doing well. They feel fine and are being well cared for. A few have very mild symptoms, a slight fever and the plan is to transfer four or five of them who are symptomatic to the Infections Clinic since these are chronic patients with multiple comorbidities and are of advanced age,” Filipčić said.
Twenty people at the Sisters of Mercy Hospital are under self-isolation orders after a medical resident tested positive for the coronavirus. The resident is from Western Slavonia and is in a training program at the hospital. She had been at work on Monday. Nineteen doctors and one patient with whom she had been in contact with are now self-quarantining.
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