ZAGREB, July 12, 2020 (Hina/CW) – There were 50 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national crisis management team said in a statement on Sunday.
Today’s new cases bring the total to 3,722.
There was one new COVID-19-related fatality reported in the last 24 hours. The current death toll stands at 119. There have been 2,486 recoveries so far, 20 more than yesterday.
There are 1117 active cases currently in Croatia with 132 people in hospital and three patients currently on a ventilator.
There are currently 4,861 people in self-isolation.
Since late February, Croatia has conducted 93,571 tests, including 763 in the last 24 hours.
Most of the active cases are in the capital Zagreb (361 active cases), Osijek-Baranja (174) and Split-Dalmatia (87) counties.
Health Minister Vili Beros said on Saturday that Croatia uses one of the best tests for COVID-19 and that the government will try to ensure a more affordable cost of testing for citizens who want to do a test for their own purposes.
“Testing for COVID-19 for all Croatian citizens for whom, in doctors’ estimates, there are indications is completely free of charge,” Beros wrote in a Facebook post.
“One of the best tests, with a very high rate of reliability, is used in Croatia. It is somewhat more expensive, but the accuracy of the results is important to us. For all citizens who want to be tested for their own purposes, we will try to ensure a more affordable cost of testing,” the minister said.
Wearing protective masks is mandatory for all medical staff, persons visiting their dearest ones treated in hospital, workers in the hospitality industry, for users of public transportation, as well as in shops, and this measure goes into force on Monday, 13 July.