Testing for Covid-19 (Photo: Goran Kovacic / Pixsell) Testing for Covid-19 (Photo: Goran Kovacic / Pixsell)

There are 2,169 patients in hospitals, and 259 of them are on respirators. Mass vaccination at three new points has started in Zagreb, and the goal is to vaccinate 10,000 people per day.

Although at the national level the epidemiological curve has taken a downward trajectory, it is not so in all counties. In Varaždin County, the curve is stagnating, but the pressure of patients on the Varaždin hospital is still great, and last night a 32-year-old pregnant woman, who was positive for coronavirus, also lost her life. The child has been saved and so far is in good condition; test results are pending to see if the newborn is also positive for the coronavirus.

"We are witnessing milestones in terms of the amount of vaccines delivered to the Republic of Croatia; we will have at least 200,000 doses on a weekly basis. Everyone who wants to get vaccinated will be able to do so," said Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, after a meeting with all prefects and heads of county health institutes.

“From the beginning we know that from around 3.3 million adults, realistic projections by epidemiologists and those that otherwise vaccinate people, against flu for example, are that they don't expect all adults to get vaccinated. If in the end we get to a total of 2.2 or 2.3 million, this will be very good,” said the Prime Minister.  

As of today, mass vaccination has started in Zadar County as well. At Višnjik, in Zadar, 800 people will be vaccinated daily. The goal is to vaccinate 50% of the population by the end of June. Vaccination is taking place with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Meanwhile, trial vaccination at three new locations in Zagreb began today and tomorrow the stations should be in full operation. Mass vaccination continued at the Zagreb Fair. 2,500 people were vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine today.

So far, almost 717,000 people have been vaccinated in Croatia, 205,000 of them with both doses.

Source: HRT