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Red Croatia on the new ECDC Corona Map

The latest ECDC Corona map was published on September 9, 2021 and the whole of Croatia has turned red.

Except for Croatia, virtually all of Western Europe is marked in red, while most of Scandinavia remains orange. Central Europe is mostly green on the new map, Croatian media report.

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.

Croatia’s turn to red was expected as the number of infections increased by 50% in the last week. Yesterday, 1237 new infections were registered, and last Wednesday, there were 805.

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

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

“We are in the red. The result is partly non-vaccination and non-compliance with epidemiological measures. “The way out is as much as possible, which raises the level of protection for everyone,” he wrote.

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

“All of Croatia has a problem due to non-reporting of contacts,” he stressed, adding that the Delta type is much more contagious than previous types and it is important that all contacts are recorded.

He pointed out a problem with vaccination and urged 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; has familial, horizontal spread. “As a result, more and more young people have been hospitalized and care must be taken,” he warned.

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