More and More Younger COVID Patients on Ventilators, Health Minister Warns

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By comparison, the average age of COVID hospitalized patients in the fourth wave is six years lower than in the third wave, and the average age of COVID patients placed on ventilators has fallen from 69 to 64 years, Beroš told the cabinet meeting.

 94% of patients on ventilators not vaccinated against COVID

The minister emphasized that 94% of COVID patients on ventilators had not been vaccinated against the disease.  He added that since the start of September when 5,360 new cases had been registered, 81.2% were unvaccinated cases.

In the period from 30 August to 5 September, 16.6% of new cases were children mainly aged between 15 and 18.

The minister said that the overall costs concerning the coronavirus pandemic increased to HRK 3 billion.

The costs of treatment have so far reached HRK 1.17 billion, which is equivalent to the cost of building a new hospital at Sušak in Rijeka, he said.

Interior Minister Davor Božinović announced the possibility of the current anti-epidemic rules being extended over the next period.

(€1 = HRK 7.476883)

For all you need to know about coronavirus specific to Croatia, including travel, border, and quarantine rules, as well as the locations of vaccination points and testing centers across the country, make sure to bookmark our dedicated COVID-19 section and select your preferred language.


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