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Croatia reports 53 new cases today: Mandatory mask-wearing comes into effect

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ZAGREB, July 13, 2020 – There were 53 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national crisis management team said at a press conference on Monday in Zagreb. 

Today’s new cases bring the total to 3,775. 

There were no new COVID-19-related fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. The current death toll stands at 119. There have been 2,514 recoveries so far, 28 more than yesterday. 

There are 1,142 active cases currently in Croatia with 132 people in hospital and four patients currently on a ventilator.

Since late February, Croatia has conducted 94,175 tests, including 640 in the last 24 hours. 

Most of the active cases are in the capital Zagreb (363 active cases), Osijek-Baranja (175) and Split-Dalmatia (96) counties. 

Masks now mandatory 

The mandatory wearing of protective masks in certain situations went into force today across Croatia. 

As from Monday, 13 July, the wearing of masks is mandatory for employees of health care institutions and persons visiting patients, if visits are allowed, drivers, other employees in public transport vehicles and public transport passengers, trade employees and customers during their stay in stores, employees in the hospitality business who are in contact with guests or participate in serving and preparing meals and beverages, and other persons bound to do so by special instructions and recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

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