COVID-19 weekly report

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Croatian Institute of Public Health report for the previous 7 days and daily report for the Republic of Croatia on the 10th of August 2020. 

Tested Confirmed cases Active cases Recovered Self-isolation Hospitalized On a respirator Deaths
129 379 (+1247*) 5649 (+45*) 585 4906 2057 124 8
(+0*)
158 (+0*)
 
A total of 51 people died in this epidemic wave. Most of the deceased had significant comorbidities or were of advanced age. The average age of the deceased in this epidemic wave is 77.8 years. Fourteen people died on a respirator.
 
*number in the last 24 hours

There are currently 22 testing places in the Republic of Croatia that perform RT-PCR analysis and collect samples. All processed samples enter national Croatian Health Insurance Institute platform, which is accessible to all county public health institutes. County public health institutes submit data about positive cases, sources of infection and hotspots as part of their daily reports to the Croatian Institute of Public Health. The Croatian Institute of Public Health collects information about hotspots, hospital treatment of COVID-19 positive persons, COVID-19 positive patients on respirators and the deceased.

Daily report
In the past 24 hours, 45 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection were recorded and the number of currently ill (active cases) in Croatia today is a total of 585. Among them, 124 patients are in hospital and 8 of them are on a respirator. There are currently 2,057 people in self-isolation. One person died. Until today, a total of 129,379 people has been tested and 1,247 in the last 24 hours. The share of confirmed cases in the total number of persons tested is 4.37%. The average age of confirmed cases is 46.37 years, and 49.03% of confirmed cases are men and 50.97% women.
 
Important numbers
  • the number of new confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days: 18.8/100,000
  • the number of new cases in intensive care per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days: 0.19/100,000
  • the number of tested persons in the last 24 hours, the overall share of confirmed cases in the last 14 days: 1247, 4.6%.


Epidemiological situation in Croatia

Geographical distribution of new COVID-19 cases by counties
Since 25 February, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 5,649 people infected with the new coronavirus was recorded, 158 of which have died and 4,906 have recovered. In this wave of epidemics from 18 June until today, 10 August, 51 people have died. Most of the people who died had significant comorbidities which in connection with COVID-19 were associated with a high probability of developing even more serious form of the disease. The largest number of the deceased refers to those of advanced age. The average age of the deceased in this wave of epidemics is 77.8 years. Fourteen people died on a respirator.    

 
Overview of the situation by counties
COUNTY Total number of cases The total rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants Number of patients in the period 4/8/2020-10/8/2020 7-day rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants 14-day rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants
CITY OF ZAGREB 1303 161.96 75 9.32 205
BJELOVARSKO-BILOGORSKA 39 36.14 2 1.85 6.5
BRODSKO-POSAVSKA 186 132.79 21 14.99 22.8
DUBROVAČKO-NERETVANSKA 194 160.05 8 6.60 14.8
ISTARSKA 268 128.37 5 2.40 11.5
KARLOVAČKA 107 91.59 7 5.99 11.1
KOPRIVNIČKO-KRIŽEVAČKA 105 97.48 1 0.93 0.9
KRAPINSKO-ZAGORSKA 155 123.65 1 0.80 2.4
LIČKO-SENJSKA 30 66.40 3 6.64 6.6
MEĐIMURSKA 13 11.83 0 0.00 0.0
OSJEČKO-BARANJSKA 628 226.53 31 11.18 24.5
POŽEŠKO-SLAVONSKA 97 142.94 3 4.42 4.4
PRIMORSKO-GORANSKA 169 59.46 10 3.52 4.2
SISAČKO-MOSLAVAČKA 104 69.99 2 1.35 6.1
SPLITSKO-DALMATINSKA 1007 224.74 90 20.09 44.0
ŠIBENSKO-KNINSKA 151 150.77 1 1.00 9.0
VARAŽDINSKA 80 47.91 4 2.40 6.6
VIROVITIČKO-PODRAVSKA 36 47.84 1 1.33 6.6
VUKOVARSKO-SRIJEMSKA 519 336.20 66 42.75 93.9
ZADARSKA 195 115.97 13 7.73 11.9
ZAGREBAČKA 263 84.98 10 3.23 7.1
REPUBLIC OF CROATIA 5649 138.19 354 8.66 18.8
Table 1. Total number of patients and number of patients in the last week by counties, total rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants and rates of confirmed cases in the last 7 and last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants


Hotspots

Continental Croatia
In one county, Međimurje, there are no new reported cases of the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the past 7 days. In other counties, except Vukovarsko-srijemska County and the City of Zagreb, there are no hotspots or a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases. In Croatia, the infected persons are mainly the contacts of previously confirmed cases, imported cases and those with a negative epidemiological history. In Vukovarsko-srijemska County, the focus is on two family gatherings. One of them has been monitored for 5 weeks and tertiary contacts are still being recorded. Currently, there is an active focus in this county on providers of accommodation services for the elderly. Immediately after the outbreak, anti-epidemic measures were carried out, users and employees were tested and they are in self-isolation. Patients were relocated to the infectious department of the territorial hospital. A similar situation was recorded in the City of Zagreb with one provider of accommodation services for the elderly. The procedure was similar to that in Vinkovci.

Coastal Croatia
In coastal Croatia the increase in the number of cases occurred due to family gatherings, celebrations and staying in crowded places with large number of unknown persons. Currently, the largest number of cases is recorded in Splitsko-dalmatinska County, where the increase in the number of cases in the last three weeks occurred due to a wedding celebration followed by secondary and tertiary contacts of confirmed cases and the outbreak of the virus in the accommodation establishment for people with disabilities. The described hotspots were placed under surveillance. In Istarska County, less than 4 weeks ago, the virus spread to the accommodation provider for the elderly in Umag, and among groups of people after friendly gatherings in Buzet and Labin. Several imported cases were recorded and they infected friends and contacts at family gatherings and outings. The described spreading of the virus at these locations contributed to a significant increase in the 14-day cumulative rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Istarska County. However, these hotspots were localized and very quickly brought under control and the situation in the Istarska County is evaluated as favourable.
All the described hotspots did not disrupt the availability or functioning of the health system or any other economic sector, i.e. public service.

Nightclubs as hotspots
In the period of little more than a week, we have started to see new cases associated with nightclubs, mostly on the coast, which is why new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded among foreign and domestic tourists. These are mostly people of younger age who have visited one or more nightclubs during their stay at the seaside (night clubs in Makarska, Vodice, Novalja and Vir). Because of this new situation, measures need to be strengthened in nightclubs, and tourists vacationing on the Adriatic are urged to observe all epidemiological measures. They have to avoid going to nightclubs and all other overcrowded places with no possibility to maintain the necessary physical distance.
In addition, during holidays and events, potentially the largest possible source of infection are coffee shops, nightclubs, family gatherings and staying with several strangers in an area that makes it impossible to maintain the necessary physical distance. We’re appealing to all citizens to wear face masks even outdoors, during celebrations and events where a large number of people is present and it is not possible to maintain the necessary physical distance.


Measures

Measures to maintain physical distance, maintain hand hygiene and disinfection are still in force. Also, it is mandatory to wear face masks or medical masks indoors for all health workers and professionals, employees who work in social care system, and the ones who work in hospitality facilities.

The STOP COVID-19 application was presented in Croatia. The Decisions of the Civil Protection Headquarters and the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (CIPH) published on the website are in force.

Stop COVID-19 app
https://zdravlje.gov.hr/vijesti/predstavljena-mobilna-aplikacija-stop-covid-19/5259

Decisions of the Headquarters
Lower testing prices on COVID-19
CIPH recommendations
Sources