October 6, 2020 – According to the latest data, only one case of coronavirus infection has been recorded in Istria today. In the past two weeks, only 13 cases have been recorded, which puts this Croatian region in the green zone according to the criteria of the European Union, reports Hina.
Last week, from September 28th to October 4th, 2020, Istria recorded eight new cases, and a week earlier only five. As of October 5, Istria had no cases of coronavirus infection and only 9 active cases of infection, which is the lowest number of cases when compared to other counties, reports Jutarnji.
The excellent epidemiological situation in Istria was also announced by the Mayor of Pula, Boris Miletić, on his Facebook page, where he posted a photo showing that Istria is the only ‘green’ zone in Croatia.
“Istria is again an example to the rest of Croatia! Bravo Istrians!” the mayor wrote below the photo.
At the same time, neighboring Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and Slovenia have a more difficult situation and record numbers of newly infected people.
The head of the Epidemiology Service of the Institute of Public Health of the Istrian County, Dr. Jasna Valić, consciously said that “the situation in Istria is still good and stable, but that can change overnight.”
“We are aware that the coming months will not be easy and that is why we once again appeal to the citizens to be responsible and careful. Of course, we all hope that there will be no ‘clogging’ of the health care system, which is already happening in Spain, France, and Italy, which are again on the verge of complete closure,” said the leader.
In Novigrad, there has been recorded a case of infection of a kindergarten teacher, which is why self-isolation measures were determined for 120 children and 30 employees of a preschool institution on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020.
Istria had a relatively good epidemiological situation during the pandemic, which is why they appealed to other countries to decide to put it on the red list according to the regions of Croatia, and not the whole country.