Health Minister Vili Beros said on Thursday that as of 28 September, 70 percent of workers in the health care system have been vaccinated against coronavirus. Among doctors, the rate was 86 percent, he added.
“Inoculation is a guarantee for the downward trend in the epidemiological curve and for going back to a normal life,” he informed the government.
In the last 24 hours, Croatia has registered 1,710 new cases of the infection with coronavirus and that the share of positive tests had been 17.68%, Beros added.
Hospitals are currently treating 745 Covid-19 patients and of them 99 are placed on ventilators.
The minister warned that a share of persons on ventilators among the Covid hospitalizations had reached a record high level of 14%.
He said the hospital system was ready to provide effective protection to all persons who need hospital treatment.
Broken down by regions, the number of hospitalizations is oscillating, however the biggest burden is still o the KBC Split hospital, according to the minister.
In the last week, community nurses visited over 5,000 un-vaccinated senior citizens, and after the contact with their district nurses, 1,197 decided to get vaccinated, however, 76 percent refused immunisation without any valid health reason, said Beros.
Until 29 September, Croatia administered over 3.42 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, and 53.6 percent of the adult population have received at least a shot, while 50.2 percent have been fully vaccinated.