Austrian Heute Claims Tourists Returning from Croatia Importing Infection

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Austrian Heute wrote that two weeks ago, the biggest concern regarding covid positive returnees to the country from holidays abroad were returnees from Spain, of which there were 322 at the time, and in second place were returnees from holidays in Croatia, 187 of them.

”The number of imported infections from the Republic of Croatia has been on the rise. And now, a mere two weeks after that, the number of newly infected returnees from Croatia to Austria has exploded and is 4.5 times higher than it was fourteen days ago,” the Austrian Heute pointed out, as reported by Vecernji list.

The same source noted that in just one week, an increase of 501 new cases of coronavirus infection was recorded. This was then supported by figures and indicators that in the calendar week of 29/30 alone, 834 coronavirus positive Austrian returnees from holidays in Croatia were recorded, which is an increase of 501 cases in just one single week.

The Austrian Heute writes that Austrian epidemiologists, along with those from Croatia, are still worried about the situation with the wildly popular holiday destination of Spain, although the number of newly infected Austrians who returned home from that country had dropped by 37 cases.

In third place in terms of ”imported coronavirus infection” among lab positive Austrians returning from being abroad are those coming home from Italy, of which there were 68 last week alone. The fourth is Greece, from which 110 lab positive people returned home to Austria, which is 31 infected people more than a week ago.

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