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LATEST: First coronavirus death in Croatia confirmed, 24 new cases, 22 now recovered

Krunoslav Capak (Photo:HINA/ Admir BULJUBAŠIĆ/ abu / POOL)

ZAGREB, March 25 (Hina) – Twenty-four new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Croatia, bringing their total to 442, and pathological findings have shown that a deceased man from Istria did die of coronavirus, it was stated on Wednesday at the National Civil Protection Authority’s press conference.

“We have 442 confirmed cases, 24 new cases have been confirmed since this morning, bringing the number to 60 new cases in the last 24 hours. The number of new cases per day is not increasing, and since Saturday, when 78 new cases were confirmed, which was the culmination and an unexpected increase, it has been kept below that number, which is giving us hope that our curve will flatten rather than go upward”, Krunoslav Capak, the head of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) said.

He added that 22 people have recovered from coronavirus, and that that number is increasing daily.

“I can confirm that the pathological findings show that the deceased person from Istria did die from COVID-19”, said Capak.

The head of Zagreb’s Fran Mihaljevic Infectious Diseases Hospital, Alemka Markotic, said that the number of patients on ventilators has not increased, but that the condition of one of them had deteriorated.

“We hope that we will be able to do everything for his condition to improve,” Markotic emphasised.

Since this morning, eight new coronavirus patients have been hospitalised, and several persons are under medical surveillance, they are waiting to be tested for coronavirus.

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