394 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Croatia in the last 24 hours. 11 people have died and 770 are being treated in hospitals, of which 65 are on respirators. As of this morning citizens are being vaccinated at the Spaladium arena in Split, which is prepared to vaccinate several thousand a day, however in Split, like the rest of the country, there is not enough vaccine.
Currently in Croatia there are 2,893 active coronavirus cases. The biggest number of new cases today was seen in Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 72. Stricter epidemiological measures are in effect in the county until March 14th. In Split-Dalmatia County there were 58 new cases, which is a slight improvement, said the director of the teaching institute for public health, Željka Karin.
“This is from around 600 people tested, meaning around 10% newly infected, which is a number that gives hope for these numbers to drop,” said Karin.
Citizens were vaccinated at the Spaladium Arena in Split today, however there were only 200 doses of the vaccine available. Dr. Karin said that more doses are expected to arrive this week.
“Naturally there are many more requests than the number of doses we have, but I hope that as of March 15th bigger deliveries will begin to arrive. This week we will receive over 6,000 doses of the vaccine, but this is still not enough, we need to receive several tens of thousands of doses weekly in order to have proper mass vaccinations,” said Karin.
The president of the Coordination of Croatian Family Medicine Nataša Ban Toskić has applauded mass vaccination in Split and hopes it will be organized similarly in other cities.
“We are satisfied with such a development of events and we hope that vaccination will be organized exclusively in bigger centres,” said Ban Toskić.
The website https://cijepise.zdravlje.hr is up and running, where citizens can register for vaccination. The digital platform should play an important role in the next phase, when after those with chronic illnesses and those older than 65, the remainder of the population will be vaccinated.
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