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LATEST: 36 new coronavirus cases in Croatia, 418 in total

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ZAGREB, March 25 (Hina) – Thirty-six new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Croatia, bringing their total to 418, the national civil protection service said on Wednesday morning.

“The upward curve was expected. It is important that epidemiological services act promptly. This is not easy. I think the healthcare system is adequately responding to this epidemic,” Health Minister Vili Beros told a press conference.

A total of 3,392 samples have been tested, and 10 people are on ventilators, including seven in Zagreb, two in Osijek and one in Rijeka. The average age of patients on ventilators is 61 and most of them have other chronic diseases, the minister said.

The head of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, said that 20,000 citizens are in self-isolation, over 2,000 contacts are being closely monitored and 150 people are in quarantine.

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