Due to the high number of new Covid-19 yesterday across Croatia special meetings were held today to discuss new measures and ways to combat the epidemic.
As many as 542 new cases of Covid-19 reported yesterday caused the government to hold a special meeting and discuss new the introduction of new stricter measures.
“This is a record day with the largest number since the beginning of the pandemic. It is also the biggest jump in one day, as many as 179 more infected than the day before. As expected, the pandemic accelerated with the arrival of autumn,” commented the Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, yesterday and added that in less than ten days the number of active cases jumped by a thousand and today exceeds 2,200.
This situation has led to talks on new, more restrictive measures that should take effect early next week. The director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, said that masks would be mandatory in all indoor spaces, as well as in open spaces where it is impossible to maintain a distance, and the number of people at gatherings would be reduced.
Epidemiologists believe that the jump was primarily due to the relaxation of citizens that occurred due to the milder clinical situation during the summer, but also the decline in the number of infected in recent weeks. Also, the colder nights moved gatherings to closed spaces, to house gatherings.
The average age of patients increased compared to summer. As for today, patients are on average 42.5 years old.
Starting next week, more restrictive measures are planned. It is an obligation to wear masks in all indoor spaces, as well as outdoors, where it is impossible to maintain social distancing. Also, limiting the number of people at gatherings in places where they are not limited by local headquarters.