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Croatia reports just 3 new cases in last 24 hours, Istria now corona-free

Rovinj, Istria

ZAGREB, May 2, 2020 – There have been 3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national crisis management team said at Saturday’s press conference.

Today’s new cases bring the total tally of cases to 2,088. Since late February, Croatia has conducted 37,557 tests, including 640 in the last 24 hours.

The three new cases were reported in the Split-Dalmatia, Sibenik-Knin and Osijek-Baranja counties. 

There have been two more COVID-19-related fatalities in the last 24 hours. A female patient in Split (born in 1929) and a male patient in Zagreb (born in 1946). The current death toll stands at 77.

The number of patients on ventilators is 17. There have been 1,463 recoveries to date. A total of 274 health workers have been or are currently infected and there are currently 239 people in hospital.

Istria ‘corona-free zone’

The Istrian Civil Protection Headquarters reported that for the 15th day in a row there were no new cases reported in the region. Over the last 24 hours, 28 swab specimens were tested and all were negative for COVID-19. 

“There are no more persons with the coronavirus disease in the County of Istria, making the entire county a corona-free zone. Therefore, symbolically and in support of the fight against the epidemic, the roundabout in Pula will be illuminated with a light blue colour, which is recognized as the colour of fighting and defeating the coronavirus. The initiative launched by the Civil Protection Headquarters of the County of Istria has been readily accepted by the City of Pula”, a statement from the City of Pula read. 

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