The Croatian Minister of Health, Vili Beroš, reported on the situation with the coronavirus epidemic at today’s Government session.
In Croatia today, there were 486 new cases of Covid-19, and there are 235 people in hospital, of which 26 are on ventilators.
"In the last 14 days, out of 3,697 people who were tested positive, as many as 85.72 percent were not vaccinated. Of the 221 hospitalized people, 87 percent were not vaccinated. From June 1 to August 17, 254 people died and 80 percent of the people who passed away were not vaccinated,” stated Beroš.
He said the rate of new cases of infection is rising for the fifth week in a row, and on a weekly basis the growth rate is 50.6 percent.
“We are witnessing an epidemic of the unvaccinated. The epidemic in Croatia undoubtedly affects the unvaccinated the most," he said, adding that autumn would be a new challenge.
"The toxic combination of a relatively high proportion of unvaccinated and non-compliance measures can lead to an increase in the number of patients, new outbreaks and hospitalizations. The epidemic is exhausting - health workers and all those who have lost loved ones to coronavirus," he added.
"None of us are an island. How long we stay in orange or green depends on each of us,” concluded Beroš.