Number of COVID-19 Hospitalisations in Croatia Doubles in November

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ZAGREB, Nov 19, 2020 – The number of coronavirus-related hospitalisations in Croatia has doubled this month and the number of patients on ventilators has continued to grow, Tomislav Dulibic, state secretary at the Ministry of Health, reported at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.

Dulibic said that 1,877 infected persons were treated in hospitals on Wednesday, including 205 who were on ventilators, while over the last week 1,596 COVID patients had been admitted to hospitals and 1,086 had been discharged.

He warned that the current percentage of newly-infected persons, not coming from self-isolation, stood at a high 80 percent.

“This means that the vast majority of positive people moved around freely and spread the infection without suspecting that they had been in contact with an infected person,” Dulibic said.

He noted that the coronavirus death rate was several times higher than the death rate for the seasonal flu, adding that the infection could cause long-term diseases even in young and healthy persons.

A record 3,251 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Croatia on Wednesday and 38 people had died since Tuesday.


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