ZAGREB, April 4 (Hina) – The Croatian health authorities reported on Saturday that in the last 24 hours, out of 583 samples tested for COVID-19, 47 people were positive, bringing their total to 1,126.
There have been four more deaths in the last 24 hours, all in a hospital in the eastern city of Osijek where four elderly patients with underlying medical conditions succumbed to the infection.
The deceased were aged 71,78, 85 and 92, and two of them were on ventilators. They all suffered from different underlying conditions, including heart trouble, chronic kidney failure and pneumonia, and those were severe chronic diseases, the director of the Osijek Clinical Hospital Centre (KBC), Zeljko Zubcic, said.
Currently, Croatia’s coronavirus-related death toll stands at 12, and 39 hospital patients diagnosed with this disease are on ventilators.
Since the first confirmed positive case registered on 25 February, a total of 119 people have recovered from this infectious disease, including 27 since yesterday. Also, 9,833 samples have been tested since the outbreak of the disease in Croatia.
Health Minister Vili Beros told a news conference in Zagreb on Saturday that the next two to three weeks would be critical for defining the course which the country would take in battling the disease. “So let’s be responsible and observe the rules,” he said.