In the past 24 hours, 45 new cases of virus infection have been reported in Croatia. There are 585 active cases of the disease, and among them 124 patients are in the hospital. There are eight patients on respirators, and one patient died.
The biggest number of new cases today was in the City of Zagreb - 17. Newly infected in the City of Zagreb are mostly associated with vacations.
“Of these 17 newly infected, ten are related to exposure during vacations, meaning time spent on the coast and on vacation, five are contacts of previously infected people and for two cases the epidemiological anamnesis is negative,” said the Deputy Director of the "Andrija Štampar" Institute of Public Health, Sandra Šikić.
There are nine new cases of infection in Slavonian counties; in Brod-Posavina five, Osijek-Baranja three, and in Vukovar-Srijem one.
Split-Dalmatia County had the highest number of new cases yesterday, 30, and today only three new cases were reported.
There are two new cases in Primorje - Gorski Kotar County, and one each in Varaždin, Zadar and Šibenik-Knin Counties.
Large gatherings of young people in clubs are potential hotspots of coronavirus infection, and the Zrće beach is often mentioned, where one club invites young people to come to a "foam party". The director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, pointed out that the headquarters is in contact with local authorities but for now sanctions are not being considered.
“There are regulations on the basis of which someone can be penalized if they do not adhere to epidemiological measures. We at the headquarters are still thinking along the line that there is room to monitor and warn them,” said Capak.
The National Civil Protection Headquarters still believes in warning people regarding the wearing of masks as well.
“For now we still believe in education and appealing, if it comes to penalizations that will be conducted by inspection services that have the authority to do this based on the law and other regulations. For now we are not thinking about that,” said Capak.
Capak noted that it is too early to say whether measures will be changed in the fall, when there will be other respiratory diseases.
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