18:42 / 25.06.2021.

Author: Branko Lozančić

23 cases of coronavirus Delta strain in Croatia

A National Civil Protection Headquarters press conference

A National Civil Protection Headquarters press conference

Foto: Robert Anić / PIXSELL

The National Civil Protection Headquarters has reported 118 new coronavirus infections in Croatia and four deaths. 209 patients are being treated in hospitals. The share of positive test results among those tested is less than 3 percent. 

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced on Twitter that Croatia passed the number of one million people vaccinated with both doses yesterday, and that we are green on the map of the European Center for Disease Control, which means that we are a safe destination.

Although we have 25% fewer new infections this week compared to last week, the spread of the Delta strain of the coronavirus is worrying. “So far, 23 such cases have been recorded in our country,” said Chief Epidemiologist Krunoslav Capak.

“Naturally we're concerned about this, if that strain that spreads quicker is spreading here. Then naturally increased epidemiological measures will need to be applied in order to stop the spread,” said Capak.

“Rapid antigen tests will be recognized as confirmation of recovery from the disease, and early next week about 45,000 people will receive COVID certificates based on that test, however from the first of next month they will have to be confirmed with a PCR test,” pointed out Capak, adding that those people will then be able to receive the European Covid certificate.

"The application for COVID certificates has been downloaded more than 3,000 times so far," said the head of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, Davor Božinović.

“This is an application which at this moment is only on the iOS system, meaning the system that is supported by the Apple Company, or iPhone cell phones. As far as Google Play is concerned, we still expect them to place the application on their Google Store,” said Božinović.

Vaccination has been completed for 25% of the population or 30.4% of adults, respectively.

"I call on all those who have not yet been vaccinated not to wait but to protect themselves before autumn and winter. Let us be responsible: protect the health of ourselves and others, but also the economy and a safe tourist season," said Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on his Twitter profile.

The City of Zagreb has the most people vaccinated with the first dose and Krapina-Zagorje County has the most people vaccinated with both doses. As in Zagreb and in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, vaccination will be possible without an appointment. Next week it will be organized in local branches of Health Care Centers in Crikvenica, Delnice, Mali Lošinj, Rab, Krk and Cres.

Source: HRT

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