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Coronavirus Dubrovnik: first fatality from COVID-19 in Dubrovnik

By  Apr 05, 2020

There are 62 cases of coronavirus in the Dubrovnik – Neretva County and unfortunately the first patient has passed away from the virus. At the daily press conference of the County Crisis Staff, the Prefect of the Dubrovnik-Nerevta County, Nikola Dobroslavic, expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased.



“It all shows that we are still in a serious and dangerous time and that we must continue with all the measures we have taken so far. We are fighting for the health of our fellow citizens and every life. By adhering to the measures, we enable our healthcare staff to be able to provide everyone with health care,” commented Dobroslavic.

So far we have sent 502 samples from the Dubrovnik – Neretva County to Zagreb for analysis, 62 are positive and we are waiting on the results of another one. Currently 14 people are hospitalised, with 8 actually in the hospital and 6 in the Student centre where we have prepared 250 beds,” stated Josko Cebalo.

The director of the hospital, Dr. Marijo Bekic, emphasized that the Dubrovnik General Hospital is looking after a total of 14 patients with coronavirus, 7 are in good general condition in the Infectious Diseases Department, one is on an intensive care respirator and 6 in a secondary institution in the Student Home centre.

“Unfortunately, we lost the fight for the life of an 85-year-old patient who was admitted around midnight on Friday,” added Bekic. Adding that there are no new patients from the medical staff at the Dubrovnik General Hospital, and that one doctor and one nurse are positive for COVID-19 and are in good condition in isolation.

Currently 32 men and 30 women are infected with coronavirus in the Dubrovnik – Neretva County, with an average age of 52. 25 are from Dubrovnik, 24 from Konavle, 5 from Trpanj, 3 from Kula Norinska, two each from Zupa Dubrovacka and Ploce, one from Vela Luka.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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