One in Two COVID-19 Fatalities in Croatia Has Been Care Facility Resident

Total Croatia News



ZAGREB, July 3, 2020 – Nearly half of those who have died of COVID-19 in Croatia have been residents of a care facility, the Jutarnji List daily said on Friday.

According to the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ), 50 of the 108 casualties were residents of a care facility, including 29 in Split-Dalmatia County.

These figures are not unexpected because seniors are the most at-risk population around the world and care facility residents account for 60-70% of coronavirus-related deaths in many European counties, epidemiologist Branko Kolaric was quoted as saying.

Although mortality has been highest among the elderly, HZJZ data shows that the highest number of COVID cases has been confirmed in the 50-59 age group.

In comparison with previous analyses, the new jump in coronavirus cases since June 18 shows an increase in infections in the 20-29 and 30-39 age groups. The ratio of infections among those aged 20-29 has risen from 10.8% to 12.9% and among those aged 30-39 from 13.7% to 15.1%.

The HZJZ says those aged 20-29 accounts for the highest number of about 500 recent infections in Croatia.

The number of infections in older age categories is declining, which is good as they are more at risk of developing more serious conditions and complications related to COVID-19, the newspaper said.


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