Monday, 30 November 2020

Coronavirus Croatia - record breaking day for new Covid-19 cases in Croatia – 18 more fatalities

By  Oct 29, 2020

In the last 24 hours, 2,776 new cases of Covid-19 infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is 14,031. These figures represent the worst 24-hour period for new cases of the virus since the pandemic began. The record day until today was October 25 when 2,421 new Covid-19 cases were detected.

Unfortunately, 18 people passed away due to Covid-19 in the past 24-hours, meaning that the death toll in Croatia has now reached 511.

There are currently 985 people in hospital across the country and 71 people on ventilators.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 43,775 people have been infected with the new coronavirus, of which 511 have died, a total of 29,233 people have recovered, of which 1,463 recovered in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 21,592 people in self-isolation.

To date, a total of 475,994 people have been tested, of which 9,679 in the last 24 hours.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that with the increase in the number of patients and deaths from Covid-19, epidemiological measures would be tightened, but also that efforts would be made to avoid the closure and restrictive measures we had in the spring.

"The situation is under control. We will have to play a game of balancing between maintaining health and economic activities until the vaccine is reached. Until then, we will tighten measures, but also try to avoid closures and the number of restrictive measures we had in the spring," Plenković said.

Adding that “"The numbers in many European Union countries are much worse than in Croatia.”

And these feelings were echoed by the Minister of Health, Vili Beros, who commented that "This is the biggest test of solidarity of Croatian citizens since the 1990s, and we must win this battle. Together, we will surely win this battle,” he added.

 

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