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Croatia confirms 57 new Covid-19 cases: ‘Situation under control if measures complied with’

Alemka Markotic (Photo: HINA/ Dario GRZELJ/ dag)

ZAGREB, July 5, 2020 (Hina/CW) – There were 57 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 3,064, the national crisis management team said in a statement on Sunday.

There were no new COVID-19-related fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. The current death toll stands at 113. There have been 2,196 recoveries so far, 28 more than yesterday

There are 842 active cases currently in Croatia with 93 people in hospital and four patients currently on a ventilator.

There are currently 4,801 people in self-isolation. 

Since late February, Croatia has conducted 85,410 tests, including 1,244 in the last 24 hours.

Map of active cases in the country (Koronavirus.hr)

Situation under control if measures complied with 

The head of Zagreb’s Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Alemka Markotic, has voiced concern about a growing number of new cases of infection with coronavirus in Croatia and neighbouring countries but has noted that the situation can be kept under control if epidemiological measures are complied with.

“Among the newly infected in neighbouring countries are many Croatian nationals, the infection has been brought into Croatia mostly by Croatian nationals visiting neighbouring countries and not by people who live there. It is very important that they be more cautious and avoid contact with risky groups,” Markotic said in an interview with Nova TV on Saturday.

She stressed that there were no significant differences between the symptoms exhibited by patients who got infected during the first wave of the epidemic – when 20% of the patients had a more difficult clinical presentation and 80% had milder symptoms  – and the symptoms exhibited by new patients.

“We will see how the situation with the new cases develops. It is of the utmost importance that new cases are identified as soon as possible,” Markotic said, adding that certain controls had been stepped up and that more stringent measures would be applied in cases of increased risk.

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