Hospitalisation Numbers Up 18% Week on Week, Says Beros

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ZAGREB, Dec 3, 2020 – Health Minister Vili Beros said on Thursday that in the last seven days the number of hospitalised COVID-19 patients had increased 18% on the week,  announcing remuneration for medical professionals catering for this category of patients.

Currently, 2,501 persons who have caught the novel virus are receiving hospital treatment, of whom 258 are on ventilators, Beros said during a government meeting.

Also, 1,516 medical professionals who have tested positive for coronavirus are currently out of work and an additional 1,032 are in self-isolation, he added.

Currently, 74.44% of beds allotted for COVID patients are occupied, and 44.87% of respiratory centres’ capacities are occupied, the minister said, adding that the health system would further adapt to developments.

Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said that the civil protection directorate had to date delivered 495,000 items of protective gear, or about 50 tonnes.

The logistics centre in Jastrebarsko currently stores 11 million items of protective gear, he added.


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