Thursday, 9 September 2021

ECDC Corona Map on September 9, 2021: All of Croatia Marked Red

September 9, 2021 - The latest ECDC Corona Map on September 9, 2021, has been published, and the whole of Croatia has turned red.

Apart from Croatia, practically all of Western Europe is marked red, while most of Scandinavia has remained orange. Central Europe is mostly green on the new map, reports

For several weeks in a row, the situation in Croatia has changed for the worse on the ECDC map. On last week's map, eastern and central Croatia were red, but Zagreb, coastal counties, and northern Croatia remained orange.

The transition of Croatia to red was expected as the number of infections increased by 50 percent in the last week. Yesterday, 1237 new infections were recorded, and last Wednesday, there were 805.

Red means a 14-day infection rate of 75 to 200, with a positive rate greater than 4 percent, and areas where the 14-day infection rate is 200 to 500. Dark red areas mean a 14-day rate greater than 500.

The ECDC Epidemiological Map for Europe is published weekly based on the 14-day incidence and the proportion of positive tests in the total number tested.

Beroš announced on Twitter that Croatia had become a red zone. He says this is the result is thanks to the non-vaccinated population and non-compliance with measures.

"We are in the red. The result is partly non-vaccination and non-compliance with epidemiological measures. The way out is in as many vaccinated as possible, which raises the level of protection for all," he wrote.

Zvonimir Šostar, Andrija Štampar Teaching Institute for Public Health director, spoke to HTV's Dnevnik about the latest map. 

"The whole of Croatia has a problem due to non-reporting contacts," he stressed and added that the Delta strain is much more contagious than previous strains, and it is important that all contacts are registered.

He pointed out a problem with vaccination and appealed to everyone not to go to large gatherings if necessary, and to respect the measures, especially when it comes to wearing a mask.

"There are no hotspots; there are familial, horizontal spreads. As a result, more and more young people are hospitalized, and care should be taken," he warned.

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Thursday, 19 August 2021

ECDC Corona Map on August 19, 2021: Croatian Adriatic and Zagreb Remain Orange

August 19, 2021 - The latest ECDC corona map shows that the Croatian Adriatic and Zagreb remain orange, while other Croatian counties have now moved to orange. 

On Thursday, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published a new map with the epidemiological situation in European regions. The Croatian coast remained in orange, as well as the City of Zagreb. However, Zagreb County, Krapina-Zagorje County, Koprivnica-Križevci County, Varaždin County, and Međimurje County are now orange reports Jutarnji List

Let us remind you, the government and HZJZ expected that Zagreb could turn red today.


Croatia's Mediterranean competitors in summer tourism generally have a worse epidemiological situation than the Croatian coast and remain mostly in red or dark red. Namely, Spain, Portugal, and Greece remain largely in the red. Western Europe is mostly red, central Europe is mostly orange, while the eastern part of the EU is largely green. Slavonia is completely green.

The ECDC Epidemiological Map for Europe is published each week based on the 14-day incidence and the share of positive tests in the total number tested.

The Croatian coast remained in orange on the latest map, which means that the incidence of confirmed COVID-19 cases is less than 50, but the share of positives is more than 4 percent, or the 14-day rate is between 75 and 200, and the share of positives among those tested is less than four percent.

Green on the ECDC map are regions where the 14-day COVID-19 infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants is less than 50, and the share of COVID-19 positives tested is less than four percent, or the 14-day incidence was less than 75 percent, and the share of positives was less than one percent.

Red means a 14-day incidence rate of 75-200, with a COVID-19 positive rate greater than 4 percent and a 14-day incidence rate of 200 to 500, and dark red encompasses areas where the 14-day rate is greater than 500.

ECDC assesses the COVID-19 risk by major statistical regions within the country (NUTS 2). NUTS 2 statistical regions must have a minimum population of 800 thousand and a maximum of three million. There are only four NUTS 2 regions in Croatia - Pannonian Croatia, Adriatic Croatia, Northern Croatia, and the City of Zagreb.

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