18:53 / 16.05.2021.

Author: Branko Lozančić

480 new cases of coronavirus in Croatia in last 24 hours

The fight against the coronavirus (Photo: Hrvoje Jelavic/Armin Durgut/Patrik Macek / PIXSELL)

The fight against the coronavirus (Photo: Hrvoje Jelavic/Armin Durgut/Patrik Macek / PIXSELL)

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There were 480 new cases of coronavirus infection in Croatia in the past 24 hours, and the share of positive results among those tested is 7%. Unfortunately, another 21 people have died. The number of patients on hospital treatment has fallen below one thousand 700, and 181 patients are on respirators.

Vaccination continues across the country, and yesterday a wedding celebration was simulated that gathered about 130 participants who enjoyed themselves without masks or social distancing.

Those who were at the wedding simulation yesterday were either vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine or had a negative coronavirus test within 24 hours, while others had recovered from the disease. All of the participants will be tested, and we will find out in a week whether or not there was spread of infection.

"Apart from this experiment, other factors should be taken into account in order to relax epidemiological measures," said Tatjana Nemeth Blažić, an epidemiologist at the Institute of Public Health.

“These are still not numbers that would be satisfying in the sense of relaxing measures more freely yet. We still have almost a thousand newly infected people per day,” said Blažić.

However, a member of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, Alemka Markotić, believes that some measures will be relaxed from the first of next month.

“We will probably go with the possibility for a greater number of people to gather. We'll see how possible it will be for people to gather in closed spaces. We need to truly be very careful, so that we don't ruin this good trend,” said Markotić.

Teachers and staff employed in schools were vaccinated at the Osijek Teaching Institute for Public Health, and other citizens were vaccinated at the Institute for Emergency Medicine.

So far, 1,010,000 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine, and 300,000 people have received both doses.

Source: HRT

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