The Croatian authorities reported 219 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, an unprecedented rate since the pandemic began, which is part of a relatively low level of evidence as positive cases only match 1,653 testing.
Croatia, which has chained multiple records in the middle of the tourist season, currently has around 1,520 active cases, according to the institution overseeing the management of the crisis. The previous record was 96 positives in a single day recorded on April 1st.
The country had managed to maintain contagion levels in just a few dozen a day, and with these dates, it opened the country to foreign tourism on July 1. The governments of Italy and Austria already warned last week of the risk in Croatia due to its epidemiological situation, while Slovenia will recommend its citizens to shorten their holidays.
A spokesman for the Slovenian government, Jelko Kacin, has announced that this measure will be confirmed on Thursday and that anyone who returns from Croatia on Friday will have to be quarantined, according to the STA news agency. “The situation in Croatia is deteriorating dramatically,” he warned.