18 March 2020 – The Civil Protection Authority in Zadar County has confirmed the first coronavirus case in Croatia’s Dalmatia region on Wednesday.
The infected person in Zadar is a young lady who had returned recently with her sister from Zanzibar via a 4-hour stopover in Dubai, Zadarski.hr reported.
“The patient was responsible, she was in isolation with her family members. She had very mild symptoms and a temperature of 37.2,” the Civil Protection Authority in Zadar County said, adding that they were awaiting the results of more than a dozen tests.
Croatia’s Health Minister Vili Beros said there were 12 new cases of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, and currently there are 81 infected persons in Croatia, including 8 doctors.
There are currently more than 10,000 people under self-isolation orders in Croatia.
“Our preparations for stage three are adequate. I spoke this morning with the hospital directors in Split, Osijek and Rijeka. They all understood our orders seriously,” Beros said.
The epidemiological situation in Europe is not good as countries record more infections and deaths, he said.
For Croatia, it is important that all 25 tests done in the east were negative, which means that epidemiologists have done a great job, he added. A total of 1,205 tests have been done.