Fewer than 100 Patients on Ventilators in Croatia for First Time Since November

Daniela Rogulj

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Jutarnji List reports that in the last 24 hours, 94 new SARS-CoV-2 virus infection cases were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is 2551, the National Civil Protection Headquarters reported.

Among them, 1288 patients are in hospital, of which 98 are on ventilators.

Twenty-seven people died.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, 232,520 people infected with the coronavirus have been documented to date, of whom 5,054 have died, a total of 224,915 have recovered, of which 439 in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 14,303 people in self-isolation.

To date, 1,193,006 people have been tested, of which 1,881 in the last 24 hours.

There hasn’t been such a small number of new infections since September 28 last year.

“Today, we had 94 registered new cases and 1881 tested. This week we had a total of 3346 new cases. From January 25, we had 134 new cases out of 2423 tested, the week before 174 new cases out of 2369 tested. From January 19 to 25, we had 3926 cases, and this week we have 11.7 percent fewer new cases than in the week before.

The current incidence is 188.8, the highest is. in Sisak-Moslavina (330.4), and the lowest in Istria (55.1). According to the 14-day incidence rate, Croatia ranks seventh in the EU – Denmark, Cyprus, Hungary, Bulgaria, Finland, and Greece have a lower incidence, and others are higher. The total mortality rate per million people is 1217.7, which puts us in 20th place in the EU,” said Krunoslav Capak, director of the CNIPH.

He also spoke about the vaccine.

“41,223 doses were used in health care, 35136 in nursing homes, 1694 in emergency services in Sisak-Moslavina, and the rest for civilians in Sisak-Moslavina County. Regarding side effects, HALMED publishes a list on their website, and by February 1, 430 suspected adverse reactions to Pfizer and 13 suspected for the Moderna vaccine were received. There were 26 allergic reactions to Pfizer, two of which were severe and the others milder. All other side effects related to Pfizer and Moderna are mild,” said Capak.

Health Minister Vili Beros said that the curve regarding hospital care is on a downward trend.

“The number of patients on ventilators is below a hundred, and with yesterday’s six new it is not as it seems. This is the first time since November 2 that we are under a hundred patients on ventilators,” said Beroš.

He also said that the bigger picture should be considered because of the clinical pictures and new strains.

“At the Headquarters, during a daily conversation with epidemiologists, we look at all these elements, we watch the development of events to be ready for all scenarios,” he said.

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