First Zagreb Coronavirus Death Brings Croatian Fatalities to 2

Daniela Rogulj

March 26, 2020 – The second coronavirus death confirmed in Croatia.

Index reports:

At the Infectious Disease Clinic Fran Mihaljević, a 74-year-old Zagreb resident who has been on a respirator for the last few days due to the coronavirus has passed away.

Hospital director Alemka Markotic said at the National Civil Protection Headquarters press conference that one of the respiratory patients was in critical condition.

His wife is also in serious condition.

The 74-year-old is the second victim of coronavirus in Croatia. Yesterday it was confirmed that a caterer from Istria died of the coronavirus.

At a press conference of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, 39 newly diagnosed coronaviruses were confirmed this morning. In Croatia, a total of 481 people have been confirmed so far, and 22 have recovered. The first two cases in the police were recorded.

A total of 3958 samples were tested and 566 were tested yesterday. There are 13 people on respirators – 7 in Zagreb, 3 in Osijek, 1 in Rijeka, 1 in Split and 1 in Dubrovnik.

Epidemiologists have said that we are in an upward trajectory and that this number will grow. 

Two towns were placed in quarantine in Croatia yesterday. They are Murter and Betina, and the police even put spikes on the roads to drill tires so no one would leave.

Morning data from Croatian counties:

County of Istria – 3 new. Total: 41 cases
Osijek-Baranja – Total: 32 cases
Split-Dalmatia – 5 new. Total: 36 cases
Zadar: Total: 9 cases
Varaždin: 3 new. Total: 17 cases
Dubrovnik: 2 new. Total: 26 cases

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