8 in 10 Hospitalized COVID Patients Unvaccinated, Croats Urged to Get Vaccinated

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“From 16 to 22 August, of the total number of those hospitalized patients, 78.7% were not vaccinated (against coronavirus), and records of hospitals show that from 16 to 24 August, of 3,216 people who tested positive to coronavirus, 86.41% had not been vaccinated,” Beroš said.

He underscored that the numbers prove the victory of common sense, and also, on the other hand, a blow to efforts of health care workers to encourage vaccine-hesitant people to get a jab.

“We can see an accelerated rise in new case numbers, in hospitalizations, and in the number of people placed on ventilators. In a week, the number of hospitalizations has increased by 46.7%, and the number of patients on ventilators by 72%,” the minister said, adding that this could pave the way for a new wave of the epidemic.

He urged the Croatians to get vaccinated and thus contribute to efforts to make sure that the autumn would be calm.

The minister said that the delta variant of coronavirus was fully dominant in the country.

Decisions on new epidemiological rules in coming weeks

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković also called on vaccine-hesitant people to be inoculated and appealed for the elderly to get vaccinated.

Concerning anti-epidemic rules, Plenković said that decisions on new measures could be expected in the coming weeks.

For all you need to know about coronavirus specific to Croatia, including travel, border, and quarantine rules, as well as the locations of vaccination points and testing centers across the country, make sure to bookmark our dedicated COVID-19 section and select your preferred language.


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