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15 new cases in Croatia in last 24 hours reported

ZAGREB, April 29, 2020 – There have been 15 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national crisis management team said at Wednesday’s press conference.

Today’s new cases bring the total tally of cases to 2,062. Since late February, Croatia has conducted 34,476 tests, including 899 in the last 24 hours.

The 15 new cases were reported in the following counties – Osijek-Baranja (3), Sibenik-Knin (3), Split-Dalmatia (3), Dubrovnik-Neretva (2), Krapina-Zagorje (1), Koprivnica-Krizevci (1), Vukovar-Srijem (1) and Zagreb (1)

There have been four more COVID-19-related fatalities in the last 24 hours. The latest victims were one patient in Zagreb (born 1950) and three in Split (born in 1936, 1944 and 1928). All patients had chronic underlying health conditions. Currently, the death toll stands at 67.

The number of patients on ventilators is 19. There have been 1288 recoveries to date, 56 more than yesterday. The latest data shows that 269 patients are being treated in hospitals, 18 fewer than yesterday.

There are 14,181 people currently in self-isolation. 

This week Croatia started the first phase of relaxing lockdown measures, allowing a number of businesses to open and the resumption of public transport. The second phase is set to start on May 4 if the first phase proves to be successful and the epidemiological situation does not deteriorate.

Relaxation of restrictions in that phase would refer to the public health system, which would fully restore its services, with certain exceptions, and to private clinics.

Other services requiring close contact with clients would be allowed to operate as well if they comply with special measures in force, and this refers to cosmetic salons, pedicurists, barbers, and hairdressers.

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