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COVID in Croatia: Age of fatalities in intensive care drops 7 years

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ZAGREB, Oct 24 (Hina) – In the last 24 hours Croatia has registered 2,242 new coronavirus cases and 16 persons have died, the national COVID response team said on Saturday.

The number of active cases is 9,745, including 731 hospitalised patients, of whom 52 are on ventilators.

Since February 25, when the new virus was first registered in Croatia, 33,959 persons have been infected, including 429 who have died. To date, 23,785 persons have recovered, including 875 in the last 24 hours, and 437,048 have been tested, including 8,087 in the last 24 hours.

Currently, 27,967 persons are self-isolating.

Average age of fatalities in intensive care drops 7 years in 2 weeks

The number of COVID-19 fatalities has been dramatically rising recently, 50 in the past five days and the average age of the fatalities in intensive care at Zagreb’s Infectious Diseases Hospital is seven years lower than two weeks ago, Jutarnji List said on Saturday.

According to the hospital’s infectologist Vladimir Krajinovic, that age has dropped from an average of 70 to 63.

He says the mortality rate in his intensive care unit over the past eight months has remained about 50%, and 60% for those on ventilators. “All patients have the same disease.”

Krajinovic says he saw data from Ljubljana ten days ago and that they are the same as in his hospital. “Interpreting mortality and comparing countries is quite unfortunate and time will tell how things are being presented and what the real situation is.”

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