Worldometers: Croaita Becomes 17th Country to Record 1,000 COVID-19 Deaths per Million

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January 4, 2021 – Another statistical milestone, as Croatia becomes the 17th country to record more than 1,000 COVID-19-related deaths per million, according to Worldometers.

As the world battles a global pandemic, Croatia has had to deal with the devastating effects of powerful earthquakes, which have inflicted misery and destruction of a different kind. 

Heartbreaking images of young mothers holiday their newborns in a Zagreb hospital in the aftermath of the March 22 quake went all around the world, and the country is currently dealing with the destruction caused by the more powerful earthquake in the region around Petrinja. 

Efforts to contain the virus continue, with restaurants, cafes and many other business shut for weeks now, and inter-county travel restrictions were introduced just before Christmas – only to be relaxed in the aftermath of the earthquake, as people from all over Croatia and abroad rushes to help the victims. 

Statistics have little compassion, and another grisly milestone was reached today, according to global statistical monitoring site, Worldometers, as Croatia became the 17th country in the world to record 1000 coronavirus deaths per million inhabitants.


Of the 17 countries to reach the unwelcome milestone, only two – Peru and the United States of America – are not in Europe. 

Croatia is the fifth of the six former Yugoslav republics to record this ratio (Kosovo is not included), with four of the others in the top 11 (Slovenia, 3, Bosnia and Hercegovina, 4, North Macedonia, 6, and Montenegro, 11). Only Serbia has yet to reach the thousand. 

As for the reasons why, Nenad Bakic offered an explanation on TCN on December 20, before Croatia was close to the 1000 mark. Nenad Bakic: Why Has the Virus Become So Deadly in the New EU Countries?

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