First Coronavirus Case in Croatia Recorded One Year Ago Today

Daniela Rogulj

Updated on:


HRT reports that on Wednesday, 688 new coronavirus cases were reported. The share of positives among those tested has increased, which is now around 9 percent. Unfortunately, 15 more patients died. The largest increase in the number of newly infected is in Dubrovnik-Neretva and Split-Dalmatia counties.

In 2020, Croatia was united with the rest of the world in the fight against the coronavirus, which is still ongoing given the new strains of the virus and the difficulties surrounding the delivery of registered vaccines.

In one year in Croatia, 241,048 people became infected, and 5,477 died as a result of the infection. The Central Bureau of Statistics announced that from March, when the epidemic was officially declared in Croatia, until December 2020, the number of deaths increased by 13.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

The first prevention and protection measures against the new coronavirus at international airports and seaports in Croatia began on January 24. The National Civil Protection Headquarters was established on February 20. A day later, the Headquarters decided to establish quarantine, and three days later, schools were recommended against school excursions and trips to Italy.

The first case of coronavirus was recorded on Tuesday, February 25, in Zagreb. It was a young man who attended a football match in Milan. Health Minister Vili Beroš decided to declare the coronavirus epidemic on March 11, 2020.

Croatia recorded the first 100 infected on March 19 and passed 1000 infected two weeks after – on April 2. The first death due to complications of COVID-19 was recorded one month after the first case was recorded in Croatia on March 25.

By summer, the daily number of newly infected was relatively low, not exceeding the maximum of 96, and in May and June, there were days when no cases were recorded.

The last such day since the beginning of the epidemic was June 12, when the total number of infected was 2,249. Croatia reached 100 deaths on May 25.

The Headquarters adopted the first restrictive measures in March. Thus, on March 16, they suspended teaching in educational institutions, and distance learning began.

To read more about COVID-19 in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment