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Croatia reports 53 new cases: Restrictions on gatherings could be imposed 

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ZAGREB, July 8, 2020 (Hina/CW) – There were 53 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 3,325, the national crisis management team said in a statement on Wednesday. 

There was one new COVID-19-related fatality reported in the last 24 hours. The current death toll stands at 114. There have been 2,277 recoveries so far, 48 more than yesterday.

There are 934 active cases currently in Croatia with 91 people in hospital and four patients currently on a ventilator.

There are currently 4,539 people in self-isolation. 

Since late February, Croatia has conducted 88,235 tests, including 1375 in the last 24 hours.

Most of the active cases are in the capital Zagreb, Osijek-Baranja and Split-Dalmatia counties. 

Minister: If number of infections rises, restrictions will be imposed on weddings

Should the number of people who contract the novel coronavirus at weddings continue to increase, a decision may be made to restrict the number of participants in such events, Health Minister Vili Beros has said.

“We will continue monitoring the situation and if it escalates, we will have to do something. Before imposing a ban, there is a possibility of restricting the number of people attending a wedding, but I sincerely hope that won’t happen,” the minister told Hina on Tuesday, repeating that the virus would not be spreading if all people complied with epidemiological recommendations.

“A certain number of people got infected in night clubs and we have introduced inspections, which has resulted in better compliance with the rules, at least for now, and for the past few days we have not had any new cases of infection in night clubs,” he said.

The teaching institute of public health in Split said today that 14 new cases of infection with COVID-19 were reported in Split County on Monday, of which 12 were people who attended a wedding.

In late June, the virus spread across the country from a wedding held in Zagreb, with guests coming from Dubrovnik-Neretva, Brod-Posavina, Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Sibenik-Knin counties.

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