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Croatia reports 5 new cases, makeshift hospital at Zagreb Arena dismantled

Beds at Zagreb Arena being dismantled on Monday (Photo: MUP)

ZAGREB, May 4, 2020 – There have been 5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national crisis management team said at Monday’s press conference.

Today’s new cases bring the total tally of cases to 2,101. Since late February, Croatia has conducted 39,040 tests, including 956 in the last 24 hours.

The new cases were in the Split-Dalmatia (1), Osijek-Baranja (3) and Koprivnica-Križevci (1) counties. 

There has been one more COVID-19-related fatality in the last 24 hours. A patient in Split (born in 1960) who had a chronic underlying medical condition. The current death toll stands at 80.

The number of patients on ventilators is 15. There have been 1,522 recoveries to date, 33 more than yesterday and there are currently 228 people in hospital, 3 fewer than yesterday. A total of 18,358 are in self-isolation. 

Makeshift hospital at Zagreb Arena dismantled 

Hospital beds, which were installed inside the Zagreb Arena concert hall back in March in preparation for patients have been dismantled on Monday.  

The beds were placed in the concert hall as a precaution to free up hospital capacities for coronavirus patients and were to be used for less serious cases. Fortunately, they were not used at all and today the makeshift hospital was dismantled. 

2nd phase of easing lockdown starts 

The second phase of easing lockdown restrictions in Croatia began today. Relaxation of restrictions in this phase refers to the public health system, which would fully restore its services, with certain exceptions, and also to private clinics.

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

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