Thursday, 16 September 2021
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - The editor and big chief of The Dubrovnik Times. Born in the UK he has been living and working in Dubrovnik since 1998, yes he is one of the rare “old hands.” A unique insight into both British and Croatian life and culture, Mark is often known as just “Englez” or Englishman. He is a traveller, a current affairs freak and a huge AFC Wimbledon fan.

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In the last 24 hours, 596 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 3,353.

Among them, 372 people are in hospital, of which 47 are on ventilators. 

Unfortunately, a further 2 people died.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 372,219 people have been infected, of which 8,318 have died, a total of 360,548 have recovered, of which 494 recovered in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 7,295 people in self-isolation.

To date, a total of 2,510,859 people have been tested, of which 9,532 in the last 24 hours.

As of August 26, 3,244,822 doses of vaccine had been consumed, and 42.20 percent of the total population and 50.69 percent of the adult population had been vaccinated. As of August 26, 8,932 doses of vaccine were consumed, of which 4,428 people were vaccinated with the first dose.

 

In the last 24 hours in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, 20 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded.

These new cases are eight males and 12 females: eight from Dubrovnik, four from Metković, three from Konavle, two from Dubrovačko primorje and one from Ploče, Trpanj and Vela Luka.

One woman from Dubrovnik died (1939).

Ten people made a full recovery: six from Dubrovnik and one from Konavle, Metković, Lumbarda and Ston.

In the last 24 hours, 752 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 120,209 samples have been analyzed.

28 people tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital.

There are 540 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours there have been no cases of violation of the self-isolation measure. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 933 cases of self-isolation violations have been identified.

 

The Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Administrative Department for Environmental Protection and Communal Affairs, in accordance with the decree on the quality of bathing sea, warns the public that on the beach below the walls in Korcula there is short-term pollution of the sea of faecal origin.

According to the notification of the Public Health Institute of Dubrovnik-Neretva County from August 26, 2021, during the eighth examination of sea quality according to the Program of determining the quality of the sea on the beaches of Dubrovnik-Neretva County in 2021, it was found that the results of sea analysis walls in Korcula, sampled on 24.08.2021. year, exceed the limit values for the microbiological indicator Escherichia coli.

In accordance with the regulation on the quality of bathing water sampling of the sea will be repeated until the cessation of pollution. The pollution was reported to the Environmental Protection Inspectorate and other competent inspections.

Since the sea sample on the beach below the walls in Korčula does not meet the requirements of the decree due to pollution of faecal origin, bathing is not recommended until further notice.

The luxury yacht White Rose of Drachs, the private yacht of Canadian John Michael Evans, CEO of technology and president of the Alibaba Group, one of the world's largest online sales platforms, sailed into the port of Gruž in Dubrovnik today.

Evans is also the winner of the Olympic gold at the Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984, when he competed for the Canadian rowing team, before Alibaba he previously spent 20 years working for U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs.

The superyacht is 65 metres long and can accommodate 12 passengers in the height of luxury with a crew of 18 on board. And the yacht is currently sailing under the United Kingdom flag, the fourth most popular flag state for superyachts with a total of 806 yachts registered.

 

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published a new map with the epidemiological situation in European regions. The ECDC Epidemiological Map for Europe is published each week based on a 14-day incidence and the proportion of positive tests in the total number tested, and although advisory, some countries are guided by it when introducing certain restrictions and measures.

At a press conference, Minister of Health, Vili Beroš, announced unofficial information that Croatia is not in the red zone, and soon an official confirmation arrived from the ECDC will come stating that Croatia remains in orange.

“We waited until 12 o'clock for new data from the ECDC, so we contacted our sources in Stockholm and they confirmed to us that the whole of Croatia remains in orange and that there are no red zones,” Beroš announced.

Green on the ECDC map are regions in which the 14-day rate of infection per 100 thousand inhabitants is less than 50, and the share of positive to Covid-19 of those tested is less than four percent or the 14-day incidence is less than 75, and the share positive less than one percent.

Red means a 14-day rate of 75-200, with a positive proportion greater than 4 percent, and areas where the 14-day rate is infected is 200 to 500, and dark red areas mean a 14-day rate greater than 500.

Of the 3,216 new cases of Covid-19 between the 16th and 24th of August almost 87 percent were not vaccinated.

The Croatian Minister of Health, Vili Beroš, commented on the current situation of the coronavirus epidemic across the country at today’s government session. “The number of hospitalized people is increasing. The hospitals in Osijek and Split are increasing their capacities for the new cases, as well as the “Dr. Fran Mihaljevic" clinic in Zagreb,” stated the minister.

He added that among patients hospitalized between August 16 and August 22 a massive 78 percent of people were not vaccinated. Whilst among the newly infected in the period from 16 to 24 August, among a total of 3,216 new cases, 86.61 percent were not vaccinated.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković also spoke about the increase in the number of newly infected people, reported N1.

"I urge everyone to be careful, so that people do not relax too much, basic measures of mask, distance, ventilation, avoiding unnecessary close physical contact are the best way to prevent infection, and above all vaccination. We have reached 50.6 percent of vaccinated citizens,” said the Prime Minister.

In the last 24 hours, 638 new cases of Covid-19 infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 3,253.

Among them, 358 people are in hospital, of which 43 are on ventilators. 

Unfirtunately, a further 6 people died in the past 24 hours.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 371,623 people have been infected, of which 8,316 have died, a total of 360,054 people have recovered, 330 of them in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 7,058 people in self-isolation.

To date, a total of 2,501,327 people have been tested, of which 10,428 in the last 24 hours.

As of August 25, 3,236,170 doses of vaccine were consumed, and 42.09 percent of the total population and 50.57 percent of the adult population were vaccinated. On August 25, 8,746 doses of the vaccine were consumed, of which 4,452 persons were vaccinated with the first dose.

 

In the last 24 hours, 20 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

These are ten males and ten females: seven from Dubrovnik, four from Metković, two from Konavle, Kula Norinska and Župa dubrovačka, one from Korčula, Lumbarda and Ploče.

Seven people made a full recovery: three from Dubrovnik, two from Župa dubrovačka and one from Opuzen and Vela Luka.

In the last 24 hours, 783 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 119,457 samples have been analyzed.

30 people tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital.

There are 535 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours there have been no cases of violation of the self-isolation measure. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 933 cases of self-isolation violations have been identified.

 

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