Coronavirus (Photo: Foto: M. Habljak/D. Jaramaz/Y. Herman / Pixsell/Reuters) Coronavirus (Photo: Foto: M. Habljak/D. Jaramaz/Y. Herman / Pixsell/Reuters)

According to the latest data from the National Civil Protection Directorate, 1 617 new positive coronavirus test results have been registered in Croatia over the past 24 hours. With 9 307 tests conducted in that period, Croatia's test positivity rate now stands at just over 17%, which is down from yesterday's 25%.

Epidemiologist Dr. Dijana Mayer, from the Croatian Institute for Public Health, said today that the institute does not expect the recent trend of a high test positivity rate to end for at least another seven days: “Let's wait another seven days, which will be fourteen days removed from the larger gatherings we saw during the Easter weekend, both outdoors and indoors. So, I think we need to wait another seven days.”

Since the beginning of the outbreak in Croatia, on February 25th of last year, 292 516 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, of which 272 967 have since been given a clean bill of health. A total of 6 308 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported. To date more than one million, six hundred and thirty-nine thousand people have been tested. Currently 28 645 people are in self-isolation.

As of yesterday, Croatia has administered 583 931 doses of the coronavirus vaccine to 473 522 people, of which 361 385 have only received their first shot, while 110 409 people have received their second shot. There is insufficient data on the number of doses received by 1 728 people reported as having been vaccinated. Next week an additional 70 thousand doses are expected to arrive in Croatia.

Source: HRT