ZAGREB – In Croatia, 45 deaths and 28,664 cases were registered until Sunday, today announced by the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ). They estimate that in Croatia they are approaching the top of this year's flu epidemic, with 11,000 people last week, the largest number of patients this year.
Since 18 January, when the first seven data on deaths have been published and just over 8,600 people diagnosed with influenza, 37 people have died in the last ten days and more than 20,000 have been ill.
Considering that the number of patients has increased rapidly in the second half of January, it is estimated that the peak of the flu may last for several weeks, and then it will gradually slow down.
Deaths of all ages
The Institute noted on its website that this year's influenza victims aged six to 96 years and 25 were over 65 years of age and were suffering from chronic diseases.
They emphasized that this year, a type A virus is spreading in Croatia, and most patients were registered in Zagreb and its surroundings, as well as in Slavonia and Dalmatia.