Since the beginning of October, 74 percent of those hospitalized with Covid-19 and 80 percent on a ventilator across Croatia have not been vaccinated.
In the introductory part of the regular session of the Government, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković commented on the situation with the coronavirus epidemic.
"We see that we have entered a period of colder weather, which has brought a significant increase in corona cases," said Plenković, noting that all this indicates the importance and necessity of vaccination, especially the elderly.
"Every fourth person over the age of 65 who is not vaccinated is at high risk if they become infected with Covid-19 and we cannot help but notice that coronavirus has already claimed a huge number of lives, that with the current death rate we will exceed 9,000 deaths. However, today we have vaccines and there is no reason for such numbers to be high", added Plenković, calling on citizens to take responsibility.
He reported that as of early October, 74 percent of those hospitalized and 80 percent of those on a ventilator have not been vaccinated.
"The unvaccinated are the reservoir where the virus spreads and mutations occur. The vaccinated can also transmit the virus, but that possibility is less," the Prime Minister said.