In the last 24 hours, 1,936 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia is at a total of 12,096. Among them are 1,948 patients in hospital, 192 of whom are on respirators. 25 people have died and 1,659 have recovered.
Due to the increase in the number of people hospitalized, the Varaždin Hospital has canceled its cold operating program. During yesterday alone, due to a more severe clinical picture, 17 new patients were hospitalized. The number of people testing positive in relation to the number of people tested is 22%.
62 people are being treated at the Šibenik hospital, 5 of whom are on respirators. The director of the hospital, Sanja Jakelić, pointed out that the numbers are lower than they were last week, which gives a glimmer of hope that the situation will stabilize.
“Last week, due the big number of patients, we were forced to decrease the scope of work in all other wards. So that the hospital is truly overburdened, all scheduled elective surgeries have been postponed, only the emergency ward and emergency oncological cases are being treated. So for this week we'll see, it has just begun. True epidemiological numbers for the weekend are not realistic so we are waiting to see what will happen in the coming days, and in accordance with this, we will have to adapt and reorganize,” said Jakelić.
There were 250 new cases in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, and two people died yesterday. 217 people recovered, and the share of those testing positive out of 1,085 processed samples was 23%. Stricter epidemiological measures have been in place in the county since yesterday. Cafe terraces, clothing and footwear stores are closed for two weeks, and public gatherings have been banned.
“We have more than 200 patients in the Rijeka Clinical Hospital Centre and at Thalassotherapy Opatija. Measures are oriented toward letting business work as much as it can, even though that is hard to say. We can note that measures have been respected and that people are behaving as has been stipulated in the stricter measures. I thank citizens for such correct cooperation,” said the head of the County Civil Protection Headquarters, Mladen Šćulac.
The City of Zagreb recorded 574 new cases of infection. And the people of Zagreb were waiting in lines today for vaccinations at the Zagreb Fair.
“Yesterday there was a good turnout, we vaccinated 3,030 people and today we have around 3,000 confirmed people,” said the Head Nurse at the Institute of Public Health, Cecilija Rotim.
The response to calls for vaccination is high, but so is the lack of response to calls.
“A little more than a thousand people did not confirm their arrival, we don't know if it's because of failure to open emails, or if the appointment time does not suit them, or if they are not happy with the vaccine we are currently using,” said Rotim.
More doses of the vaccine are expected in Zagreb County, where stricter measures are in place.
“New deliveries of a minimum of 35,000 doses are expected by the end of April, which would then enable us, in the coming weeks, to vaccinate our inhabitants on a bigger scale,” said the director of the Public Health Institute, Leo Šunjić.
And while we wait for salvation in the vaccine, the number of people with Covid-19 continues to grow.
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