In the last 24 hours, there have been 52 new cases of Covid-19 in Croatia, it was announced at the press conference of the Civil Protection Headquarters today. This means that a total of 2,777 people have been infected with Covid-19 since the pandemic began. Over 4,000 people in Croatia are currently are in self-isolation and there are two hospital patients on ventilators.
"We had a few good weeks. Then we saw a larger number of new cases which were imported cases and due to the non-compliance with the measures. The situation is under control. We are now at a stage where we have started to allow more activities for the economy and tourism. The most important thing is to react quickly to everything. Make quick decisions, quickly detect all cases and identify contacts, contact tracing,” commented Krunoslav Capak, the Director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, at today’s press conference.
And there can be no doubt that Covid-19 has returned to Croatia. The statistics highlight the fact that from the 23rd of May until the 17th of June there were only 15 new cases of Covid-19 in total. In other words, over a 25-day period there were 15 new cases. And then from the 18th of June new cases started to spike and rise again. From almost a month with virtually no new Covid-19 cases Croatia saw new hotpots up and down the country. From the 18th of June to the 30th of June Croatia has seen 545 new Covid-19 cases, including the 95 cases in one day, the second worse day in terms of new cases since the pandemic began. The statistics and indeed the graph of new cases would indicate a second wave, although so far the authorities are stating that this spike is mainly due to imported cases from neighbouring countries, a badly organised tennis tournament in Zadar and a few hotspots in and around Zagreb.