19:10 / 14.10.2021.

Author: Branko Lozančić

55 percent of adult population vaccinated with first dose

Today's government cabinet session

Today's government cabinet session

Foto: Jurica Galoić / PIXSELL

State Secretary Tomislav Dulibić reported at a government session on Thursday that, as of yesterday, 3,533,116 doses of vaccine had been consumed in Croatia and 55 percent of the adult population had been vaccinated with the first dose.

Coverage among health workers exceeded 73 percent. In the second week of application of digital EU Covid certificates in the health system, 41 positive tests were recorded among employees.

“Hospital directorates report that there are almost no more employees without a Covid certificate who refuse to be tested at the same time,” said Tomislav Dulibić.

In the past week, hospitals have received 638 patients, and there are currently 871 people being treated in hospitals.

There are 122 patients on respirators, and the number of those in need of intensive treatment is continuously growing. The proportion of those hospitalized on a respirator reached 15 percent.

Patronage nurses contacted 3,783 unvaccinated people last week, of whom 25 percent decided to get vaccinated.

“We continue to record an increase in the number of newly infected and at the same time a slight decrease in the number of those vaccinated with the first dose. The upward epidemiological curve will grow as long as a portion of the citizens find reasons for non-vaccination and non-compliance with the measures,” said Dulibić and called on all those who did not do so to get vaccinated.

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Davor Božinović recalled that since the last session of the Government, the National Civil Protection Headquarters has adopted five new decisions, and due to epidemiological reasons there is no room for easing the necessary epidemiological measures in force.

With decisions valid until October 31st, the headquarters extended the application of measures related to restrictions on gatherings, the use of face masks, the operation of shops, public transport, and a temporary ban and restriction on crossing border crossings.

“Mitigation or abolition of some of the epidemiological measures can only occur if we all together more effectively influence the limitation of the effects of the epidemic, which can best be achieved if we expand the scope of vaccination and adhere to measures,” said Božinović.

Source: HRT

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