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The 7-day cumulative number of new cases in Varaždin County surpassed 1,500, making it the European region with the highest number of new cases per 100 thousand residents, according to data compiled by the WHO.

Varaždin County has a population of around 170 thousand residents. The county recorded 207 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. Local health authorities tested 349 people with symptoms and 166 of them tested positive, a test positivity rate of 48%.

Varaždin General Hospital is treating 184 people, of whom 17 are on ventilators. Another 92 patients are being treated at medical care facilities in Klenovnik and Novi Marof.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Varaždin County has recorded 5,296 cases. The area currently has 2,211 active cases.