The epidemiological situation in our country is still unfavorable, in the last 24 hours, 1,797 new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed. 9,890 samples were tested. 2,263 patients are being treated in hospitals, of which 261 are on respirators. The number of deaths today is the highest since the beginning of the year, 52 people have lost the battle with the virus.
Vaccination continues, and the national "Get Vaccinated" platform continues to have difficulties, as a result most people get vaccinated because they have been reported by family doctors.
“In Zagreb, they can vaccinate ten thousand people per day, but without an effective national platform, this goal will be difficult to achieve,” said the Director of the Institute of Public Health, Zvonimir Šostar.
“According to my information 1,200 emails were sent out and a positive response was received from 150. If all 1,200 come today we have the space to vaccinate them all. Without a quality platform and without quality IT support, we will not be able to vaccinate as many people as we plan, and that is from next Tuesday or Wednesday, to begin with vaccinating 10,000 people per day. We will expand the fairground to 6,500 vaccinations per day with three new vaccination teams,” said Šostar.
In the run-up to the tourist season, the vaccination of workers in tourism continues. It started in Dubrovnik on Friday and today the biggest vaccination site was in Poreč. There is a great turnout in Istria with 70% of workers in tourism wanting to get vaccinated.
The third phase of vaccination should begin soon, which will include the working population, given that, as announced by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, more than 2.25 million doses of vaccine will arrive in our country from this week until the end of June.
Meanwhile the working active population is now filling hospitals, confirmed Ivica Lukšić the Director of the Dubrava Covid hospital, where twenty patients died last night.
“Today our patients are in their 50's, 60's and 70's, and now the health status of our patients gets worse quicker,” said Lukšić.
Viral immunologist Luka Čičin-Šain commented on new strains of the virus and citizens' fear that existing vaccines will not protect them.
“Vaccination, especially when someone receives a second dose of vaccine, causes a very high level of antibodies, and then they give us a good chance of being protected against these new variants,” said Čičin-Šain.
The number of active cases in Croatia has risen to 13,330 patients, and since the beginning of the pandemic, 6,957 people have died.