Croatian Medical Union Says Cakovec County Hospital Nearly Filled to Capacity

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ZAGREB, Nov 19, 2020 – Croatian Medical Union (HLS) leader Renata Culinovic Caic told Hina on Thursday that it was a matter of hours when the county hospital in the northern town of Cakovec would be filled to capacity.

She noted that secondary schools were one of the major sources of infection and that they should switch to online classes.

Culinovic Caic said that more patients were being admitted to the county hospital in Cakovec than were being released.

“Of the 102 available places, 97 are occupied and more and more younger people with a difficult clinical condition are being admitted, requiring intensive and long treatment,” she said, warning that it was a matter of hours when the hospital would be filled to capacity.

Culinovic Caic also noted that one should not consider the lower number of detected infections among high school students to be reliable, warning that there were probably many who were infected but do not have symptoms or have very mild symptoms, which made it possible for the disease to spread.

Representatives of medical organisations and associations in Medjimurje County have said that the northern county is at the top of the national ranking in terms of the number of persons tested and that in the past two weeks the share of positive cases in the total number of persons tested had grown from 24% in October to 34%.

Local medical associations on November 6 urged the county coronavirus crisis management team to introduce stricter epidemiological measures, a demand that has been met to some extent.

They also called for stricter control of compliance with proposed restrictions and for taking a firmer stand towards the national COVID-19 response team as well as for the timely introduction of additional restrictions at the county level.


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