ZAGREB, June 23, 2020 – Thirty new cases of infection with the novel COVID-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in Croatia in the last 24 hours.
To date, 2,366 cases have been identified, including 30 in the last 24 hours, the national coronavirus crisis management team said on Tuesday.
Most of the new cases were registered in the City of Zagreb and Osijek-Baranja County (12 each), two each were identified in Zagreb County and Dubrovnik-Neretva County, and one each in Istria County and Slavonski Brod-Posavina County.
Sixteen people are being treated in hospitals and none of them are on a ventilator. A total of 2,142 patients have recovered to date and the death toll remains at 107.
A total of 73,093 people have been tested to date, including 347 in the last 24 hours.
Health Minister Vili Beros commented on the latest data during a visit to Split.
“This points to the need that we should remain cautious,” he told reporters in Split.
“The number of new cases is rising, but not exponentially. In epidemiological terms, it is important that we have ten infections in one building because it is not the same if ten infections occur in one place or in different cities,” Beros said. “This is a better epidemiological situation.”
He said the rise in infections was as expected given that the virus was still present. He said hospitals must be prepared because tourists were in the country and new hotspots could appear. “We must be prepared.”
Beros said that despite the recent increase in infections, Croatia and Slovenia had the lowest number of active cases in Europe.
“Our epidemiological situation is still good but this doesn’t mean that we can relax because caution is still necessary,” he added.
“What is important is that since this morning there have been no new cases in Zadar, all the new patients there are in a good condition, showing no symptoms,” the minister said.