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Croatia reports 36 new cases, 22 now on the island of Brač


ZAGREB, May 8, 2020 – There have been 36 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national crisis management team said at Friday’s press conference.

Today’s new cases bring the total tally of cases to 2,161. Since late February, Croatia has conducted 43,378 tests, including 1,448 in the last 24 hours.

There were no COVID-19-related fatalities in the last 24 hours. The current death toll stands at 86.

The new cases were reported in the Split-Dalmatia (25), Osijek-Baranja (5), Dubrovnik-Neretva (3), Koprivnica- Križevci (1), Šibenik-Knin (1), and Brod-Posavina (1) counties. 

“With regards to the islands, there are now 22 cases on the island of Brač and one on the island of Hvar. Let this be a lesson to us, there is no relaxing. One wrong step and we are back to square one. This shows that we are far from the end of this and I urge my fellow islands to adhere to physical distancing measures which will stop the spread,” Minister Vili Beroš, who is originally from the island of Hvar, said at the press conference. 

The number of patients currently on ventilators is 13. There have been 1,689 recoveries to date.

There are 16,115 people currently in self-isolation.

New cases on the island of Brač

“All of those who tested positive are in self-isolation, in constant contact with health professionals and under police supervision. Under the expert guidance of the epidemiological service from Split, all procedures set by the protocols for dealing with such cases are in progress, and everything has been reported to our county headquarters of Civil Protection, the island’s Civil Protection Authority said. 

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