First Slavonski Brod Coronavirus Death Brings Croatian Fatalities to 3

Daniela Rogulj

March 26, 2020 – A COVID-19 positive patient passed away this afternoon in Slavonski Brod, confirmed the National Civil Protection Headquarters on Thursday night. reports that a 65-year-old woman from Slavonski Brod, who was in serious condition with previously diagnosed cancer, was admitted to the hospital in Slavonski Brod last night.

Although the patient was not in self-isolation and there were no symptoms suggestive of the presence of the coronavirus, the team that received and examined the patient decided to take the sample and send it for analysis to Zagreb.

The patient was then placed in a special unit of the Joint Emergency Reception Unit.

About 16 hours later, Zagreb confirmed she was coronavirus positive, and an hour later the patient passed away. As a result, the entire Joint Emergency Reception Unit was disinfected and patient admission continued, according to SB Plus.

It should be reminded that a 74-year-old Zagreb resident died at the Infectious Diseases Clinic “Dr. Fran Mihaljevic” today.

Minister Vili Beros confirmed that the 74-year-old patient from Zagreb was a cancer patient. His wife is also in serious condition.

“There are currently eight more respiratory patients, one of which is awaiting a laboratory test, the other seven are not in critical condition. The other 70 patients are stable and will hopefully not require more support in terms of intensive care. Three of them are slightly more ill,” said Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic “Dr. Fran Mihaljevic”, Alemka Markotic.

Yesterday it was confirmed that a caterer from Istria who passed away a week ago died of the coronavirus.

At the afternoon press conference of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, 14 new coronavirus cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 495. Twenty-two people have recovered.

In the past 24 hours, Croatia had an increase of 53 patients, which is less than yesterday when Croatia had 63, the day before yesterday, when 69 were diagnosed, Health Minister Vili Beros said at a news conference.

Most affected are in Zagreb (225), followed by Istria County (40), Krapina-Zagorje County (36), Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (35), Split-Dalmatia County (34), Osijek-Baranja County (31), Dubrovnik-Neretva County (22), and Karlovac County (18).

There are 15 cases in Šibenik-Knin County, 14 in Varaždin County, 7 in Sisak-Moslavina County, 6 in Zadar County, 3 in Zagreb County, 2 in Bjelovar-Bilogora County, 2 in Međimurje, one in Vukovar-Srijem County, and in one in Lika-Senj County.

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