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Croatia reports record number of COVID-related daily deaths

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ZAGREB, Nov 30 (Hina) – Over the past 24 hours, Croatia has registered 1,830 new cases of coronavirus infection and a record number of 74 deaths linked to the infection, the national COVID-19 crisis management team said on Monday.

The number of active cases in Croatia stands at 21,457. There are 2,358 COVID patients in the hospital, including 255 on ventilators.

Since February 25, when Croatia registered its first case of the infection, a total of 128,442 people have contracted coronavirus, 1,786 of them have died, and 105,199 have recovered, including 3,361 in the last 24 hours, according to a tally kept by the COVID-19 crisis management team.

Currently, 46,802 people are self-isolating.

To date, 749,346 people have been tested for coronavirus, including 5,027 over the past 24 hours.

Croatian PM is self-isolating after his wife tested positive for coronavirus

The head of the prime minister’s office, Zvonimir Frka-Petesic, said on Sunday PM Andrej Plenkovic was self-isolating from his wife, who has coronavirus, and their children, adding that he had no symptoms, was continuing to do his job and that the government was working normally.

Plenkovic has been self-isolating since Saturday when his wife tested positive. His test came back negative.

“The government is working normally. This morning we had two meetings via video link,” Frka-Petesic told the press.

He said the prime minister would participate in Monday’s cabinet meeting via video link and that as far as he knew, nothing would be cancelled and that all meetings would be virtual.

Asked if the prime minister would get tested again, he said he would when epidemiologists decided that it was necessary.

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