Minister: Covid-19 Patients did not Put the Healthcare System under Strain

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ZAGREB, Sept 30, 2020 – Health Minister Vili Beros said on Wednesday that the current hospitalization of 288 Covid-19 patients did not put the healthcare system under strain and added that patients were mostly the elderly with mild symptoms of that infectious disease.

Today 213 new cases were registered which is more than the daily numbers last week of about 204 however I am more interested in the number of patients in hospitals and today there are 14 more than yesterday, Beros told reporters ahead of a cabinet meeting.

“Their clinical state is in line with their age. There are more elderly people among those infected and their state is a little more serious, however, we are still not seeing too great a burden on the health system,” Beros said.

Asked about the introduction of e-referrals which was announced for October 1, Beros said that “e-referrals” will be up and running as soon as the IT system allows which could be tomorrow in fact.

With regard to setting self-isolation for Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandrokovic, Beros said that he had not spoken to Jandrokovic but that he had been informed that Jandrokovic was placed in self-isolation.

“The procedure is the same for everyone and anyone who was in contact with an infected person has to go into self-isolation. That is best for them and for everyone else,” said Beros.

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