In the last 24 hours, 9,962 coronavirus tests have been performed in Croatia, and 4.87 per cent, or 486, have returned positive, the national crisis management team COVID-19 announced on Thursday.
The number of COVID-related deaths has increased by three and now totals 8,294.
Currently, there are 2,355 active cases of coronavirus infection, and 244 of them are hospitalized patients, including 25 patients placed in ventilators.
Croatian Minister of Health Vili Beroš reported on the situation with the coronavirus epidemic at today’s Government session.
“In the last 14 days, out of 3,697 people who tested positive, up to 85.72 percent were not vaccinated. Of the 221 people hospitalized, 87 percent were not vaccinated. From June 1 to August 17, 254 people died. and 80 per cent of the people who died were not vaccinated, “Beroš declared.
He said the rate of new cases of infection is increasing for the fifth week in a row, and on a weekly basis the growth rate is 50.6 percent.
“We are witnessing an epidemic of unvaccinated people. The epidemic in Croatia obviously affects the unvaccinated people the most,” he said, adding that autumn would be a new challenge.
“The toxic combination of a relatively high proportion of unvaccinated and incompatible measures can lead to an increase in the number of patients, new outbreaks and hospitalizations. The epidemic is exhausting,” he added.
“None of us is an island. “How long we stay in orange or green depends on each of us,” Beroš concluded.
Since the first recorded case of infection with this new virus in Croatia on 25 February 2020, 2,437,230 tests have been performed, showing that 368,419 people have been caught by the virus, and 357,770 of them have recovered to date, including 252 recovered in the last 24 hours
Croatia has administered more than three million doses of vaccines, and 41.60% of the general population has been killed or 49.99% of the adult population.