The team’s chairman, Interior Minister Davor Božinović, said that he hoped that the restrictions would not have to be ramped up.
The numbers are growing, however, there are not any particular hotspots, he added.
Croatia’s coronavirus update: 962 new cases, 4 deaths, 334 recoveries
In the past 24 hours there were 7,499 coronavirus tests conducted, and 12.8% of them, that is 962, have returned positive. The death toll linked to COVID-19 has increased by four more fatalities to 5,625.
Currently, there are 3,981 active cases, including 807 hospitalised patients 82 of whom are placed on ventilators.
Since the first registered case of the coronavirus infection in the country on 25 February 2020, more than 1.4 million tests have been conducted, and 248,061 of them have turned out positive. To date, 238,455 people have recovered from this infectious disease.
Weekly rise of 25% ascribed to private gatherings
The head of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ), Krunoslav Capak, said that a weekly rise of 25% was mainly due to family and private gatherings.
He added that 429 samples of 1,200 sent from Croatia to the European Centre for Disease Control had to date been sequenced, showing that 123 samples contained the British variant of the novel virus and 115 with the Czech variant. More results are expected next week.
50% of Croatian population may be immune to virus by this summer
A serological research carried out by the HZJZ covering 436 samples of people who caught coronavirus in the second wave of the pandemic has shown that 25% of them, that is one on four, have antibodies, Capak said.
The continuation of inoculation at the predicted rate could enable Croatia to have at least half of its population immune to coronavirus by this summer, according to his estimates.
Health Minister Vili Beroš announced a shipment of another 743,376 doses of COVID vaccines by the end of this month.
He expects the immunisation of one-fifth of the population with the first shot of the two-dose vaccine during this month.
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