There were 759 new cases of coronavirus infection in Croatia today from 7,074 samples tested. 43 people have died. 2,048 patients are being treated in hospitals, of which 185 are on respirators.
New doses of the "Moderna" vaccine arrived today, and they are going to the Sisak-Moslavina County and the services working in the earthquake-affected area.
Suffering people who comfort each other and people who came to the aid of the population in Sisak-Moslavina County from all over Croatia after the earthquake - could all affect the epidemiological picture. That is why the most important thing is to conduct vaccination,” said chief county epidemiologist Inoslav Brkić from Petrinja.
“Vaccination is underway today. We will vaccinate members of the headquarters and members of the Croatian Military. We prepared for today's vaccinations, we have 85 doses of vaccine. We began vaccination on December 27th and by yesterday we had 3,042 vaccinated people. Interest is high, surprisingly high, and I am glad for that,” said Brkić.
Members of the services that are on the terrain are also being vaccinated, and the vaccine was also received by the head of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, Josip Granić.
“Yes, I got vaccinated and I must admit that I am glad and I publically thank the Croatian Institute of Public Health for vaccinating operatives. Almost all people that were on the terrain in those days when they were conducting vaccinations got vaccinated, and we agreed upon a further model of vaccination,” said Granić.
The number of new infections in the country is dropping, although epidemiologists point out that the consequences of holiday gatherings are not yet visible. There were 65 new patients in Osijek-Baranja County.
“A marathon is in question here, so to say, it's not a sprint, if measures were not implemented, believe me, it is very unlikely that anything would have changed significantly, we would be seeing those records,” said Domagoj Drenjančević from the Clinical Hospital Center in Osijek.
The City of Zagreb had the most new infections today, more than a hundred, and Sisak-Moslavina County reported 48 new cases - more than half from Sisak, and six from Petrinja.
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