Croatia has recorded a further 46 confirmed cases of the coronavirus since yesterday afternoon, confirmed Health Minister Vili Beroš on Tuesday.
“We have 361 infected persons; 46 more than yesterday at 4 pm. One patient’s condition has worsened, so now there are 6 on respirators,” said Minister Beroš.
The minister said the average age of those confirmed to have the novel coronavirus is 49 years; 56% are male and 44% are female.
He said he was pleased with the statistics that comparatively few older patients in Croatia had contracted the virus, adding that there were only 13 confirmed cases of patients between the ages of 60-70 and 6 between 70-80.
Again, the message from this morning’s press conference was to “stay home”. Interior Minister Davor Božinović urged parents to keep their children inside despite waking up to this year’s first snowfall. He added that police would continue to enforce strict measures forbidding unnecessary gatherings.
“This is not the time to be going out and having fun in the snow. I'd like to ask parents and anyone who thinks of this snow day as a reason to go out and have fun and leisure, to give up on that idea immediately. The competent institutions will prevent them from doing that and will send them home,” Božinović warned during a press conference at the Civil Protection Headquarters.
Minister Božinović on Monday signed a decree prohibiting citizens from leaving their places of residence in Croatia in an attempt to stop the further spread of the virus.