As of yesterday, Croatia has 77 new cases of coronavirus infection, and five people have died, two in Osijek-Baranja and Vukovar-Srijem counties and one in Istra.
There are 134 people in hospital, of which nine are on respirators. The highest number of new cases in the last 24 hours was recorded in Zagreb - 25.
“19 are contacts of previously known infected people, 4 are epidemiologically unclear and two are imported from Kosovo, who are actually Kosovo citizens who were in transit through Croatia on their way to Slovenia. They were not allowed to cross the border until they were tested and those two of their citizens were positive,” said the Director of the Education Department at the Institute of Public Health, Zvonimir Šostar.
Šostar added that family doctors have been given very clear instructions on who to send for testing, and those are people with respiratory symptoms.
“Objectively speaking we still have very many people positive daily, we've even had a spike higher than during the lockdown, one day we had 44 positive,” said Šostar.
There are 16 newly infected people in Vukovar-Srijem County, and two people have died. Eight health care workers tested positive for the coronavirus, which entered hospitals in Vinkovci and Vukovar. There are 54 employees from the health care system in self-isolation.
In Istra, 12 newly infected people were confirmed, and one person died said the head of the County Civil Protection Headquarters Dino Kozlevac.
“She had many chronic diseases, she was an older person from a home for the elderly. All of the newly infected are from known contacts or from self-isolation,” said Kozlevac.
There are 9 new cases of infection in Osijek-Baranja County, and two people have died. These are people that had a more severe clinical picture, and they were treated in the Osijek hospital.
In the area of Split - out of 15 newly infected, three are contacts of previously ill persons, while the other 12 persons are being epidemiologically processed. At the Split hospital, eight people are being treated and two are on respirators.
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