Since the 25th of February this year, when the first case of COVID-19 coronavirus was confirmed in Croatia until today there are 1,126 cases of the virus. At the regular press conference today of the Civil Protection Directorate the news on the current coronavirus situation in the country was announced and unfortunately another four patients have lost the battle with COVID-19 bring the number of fatalities to 12.
Over the past 24 hours a further 47 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Croatia, meaning that the number of cases is slowly falling on a daily basis, but as the Minister of Health, Vili Beros, pointed out there is no room for complacency. He pointed out that the next two to three weeks are critical in fighting the epidemic.
A total of 1,117,860 cases of coronavirus infection have been reported worldwide. 59,203 people have died while 228,990 recovered.
Dr. Krunoslav Capak explained that all those citizens returning to Croatia would be examined by an epidemiologist and a border sanitary inspector. If they have symptoms or have been in contact with infected people, they will be given a measure of self-isolation. If someone is found to have symptoms of COVID-19 infection, that person will immediately go to hospital for isolation. "Those who do not have symptoms or have mild symptoms and have conditions for self-isolation are advised to be treated at home," said Krunoslav Capak.
Fortunately, there are still no outbreak of the virus in any nursing homes in Croatia. Capak pointed out that this was one of the strict measures introduced at the time, "We introduced them early and later intensified them when the epidemiological picture changed."
And although the weather is turning warmer and sunnier Capak warned "We at the Civil Protection Headquarters, keep communicating that the next few weeks are critical! I urge the people to stay home. Physical activity is important but even this can be temporarily delayed. Do not go out in groups.”