Coronavirus: 46 new cases confirmed in Croatia, tally rises to 361

Coronavirus: 46 new cases confirmed in Croatia, tally rises to 361

Coronavirus: 46 new cases confirmed in Croatia, tally rises to 361 Izvor: Ivo Cagalj/PIXSELL

Forty-six new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Croatia, bringing their total number to 361, the national civil protection authority said on Tuesday morning.

"Although this figure seems high at first glance, we are nevertheless satisfied because it is lower than we expected," Health Minister Vili Beros told a press conference in Zagreb.

A total of 3,013 people have been tested, and the condition of one patient has deteriorated, so that six are on ventilators now. They are in a stable condition and are likely to recover, the minister said.

The average age of patients is 49.05; 12.7 percent are aged 60-70 and 6.1 percent are aged 70-80; 59 percent of patients are male and 44 percent female.

"These are good results, but we can and must do better. Intergenerational solidarity is of paramount importance, according to guidance from the civil protection authority," Beros said.

Interior Minister, Davor Bozinovic, has been out with the police since morning, enforcing the ban on leaving one's place of residence. "Thank you, boys and girls! #stayathome," he tweeted.

Beros, meanwhile, shared a photo from Zagreb's Dubrava staff who held signs saying "We have stayed at work for you, you stay at home for us."

He supported their appeal to citizens to help medical staff stay healthy so that they could treat those who needed help the most. 

Bosnia confirms 150 cases

The number of those infected with coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached 150 on Tuesday morning.

Authorities across the country continue to implement restrictions to reduce movement as much as possible. A complete curfew on movement is in force during the evening hours until 5 a.m.

Sarajevo police said 37 persons were caught violating the curfew between Monday and Tuesday. All were fined 2,000 kuna each.

As of Monday evening, special tent settlements are being put into function near border crossings for the isolation of everyone entering the country.

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