Beros said that a lower number of tests performed in the last few days could be ascribed to the fact that this was the period of Christmas and New Year holidays.
The minister expects more tests to be conducted as of mid-January.
As of the current stringent anti-COVID measures that are in place until 10 January, the minister said that their prolongation would depend on the epidemiological situation.
Croatia has registered 361 new coronavirus cases and 54 infection-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the national coronavirus response team said on Monday.
The number of active cases stands at 5,899 and 2,453 people are receiving hospital treatment, including 196 on ventilators.
With the 54 latest fatalities, the death toll has climbed to 4,126.
Since February 25, when the first case of infection was confirmed in the country, 213,319 people have been infected with the novel virus. A total of 203,294 have recovered, of whom 852 in the last 24 hours. Currently 16,865 people are in self-isolation.
A total of 1,035,076 people have been tested for coronavirus, including 2,985 in the last 24 hours.