In the Dubrovnik-Neretva County one new case of Covid-19 infection was recorded in the past 24 hours. This latest patient is an elderly woman from the island of Korčula, and epidemiological processing is underway.
Yesterday it was reported that an employee of a nursing home in Blato has tested positive for Covid-19 after she returned to work from her holidays. Now all the remaining employees and users of the home in Blato have been tested and all 64 results have come back negative.
A total of 6,430 samples have been analysed since the beginning of the pandemic.
As of today, there are no hospitalized people positive for Covid-19 in the Dubrovnik General Hospital. There are 184 people in self-isolation across the county, and in the last 24 hours there were no violations of self-isolation measures.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic first hit the Dubrovnik region on the 18th of March this year there has been a total of 190 positive cases in the entire county, from which 169 people have made a full recovery and unfortunately 8 people have passed away. The largest number of cases in the county have been in Dubrovnik itself, which has seen 77 cases and 3 deaths, Ploce which has had 34 cases and 4 deaths and Konavle with 27 cases and 1 death.
How has tourism effected new Covid-19 cases in Dubrovnik
Over the past month, from the 4th of July to the 4th of August, there have been 56 new cases of Covid-19 in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. However, the number of new Covid-19 would appear to be dropping as in the last 7 days there have been 7 new cases.
The influx of tourists into the region, there were 132,000 tourists in the county in July alone which is more than the actual population of the county, doesn’t seem to have had an effect on the number of new cases. Since the European Union opened internal borders on the 15th of June 2020 and tourists started to arrive in the county there has been a total of 72 new cases recorded.
In other words, in 50 days of heightened tourism the number of new Covid-19 cases has remained at an average of 1.4 per day. If you compare this figure with the first 50 days of the pandemic in the county, starting from the 18th of March, there were 115 positive cases, or an average of 2.3 cases a day. It must also be mentioned that the levels of testing has actually increased in the past 60 days.