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LATEST: Croatia confirms 60 new COVID-19 patients, 2 new deaths, 37 more recovered

Krunoslav Capak (Photo: HINA/ PIXSELL/ POOL/ Goran Stanzl)

ZAGREB, April 7 (Hina) – Sixty new COVID-19 cases were confirmed and two persons died in Croatia over the past 24 hours, the national civil protection authority said on Tuesday.

The total number of patients is 1,282, Health Minister Vili Beros said at the daily press conference.

The average age of those infected is 48 and 51% are men, he added.

The latest two fatalities of the novel coronavirus are a man born in 1929, a chronic heart patient who died in Sibenik, and a man born in 1974 who died in Zagreb, the minister said.

Thirty-five patients are on ventilators – 16 in Zagreb, eight in Split, five in Osijek, four in Zadar and one in Rijeka and Sibenik each.

Beros said 167 persons had recovered from the disease, 37 more than on Tuesday, and that 352 patients were hospitalised.

The COVID-19 crisis management team for the city of Zagreb informed the news conference that a 33-year-old woman, who had tested positive for coronavirus, had gone outside her home, which was why she faced a criminal complaint.

The police told the news conference that they had filed criminal charges against that woman on Monday on suspicion of spreading a contagious disease. The offence carries a sentence of two years, and three years in the event that this behaviour caused additional infections.

In Zagreb, there are more than 350 positive cases. About 4,700 residents are in self-isolation.

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