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Situation in Croatian health system remains stable, says minister

ZAGREB, Sept 10 (Hina) – Health Minister Vili Beros said on Thursday the past week saw a 1% increase in the number of hospitalised persons in relation to the number of active coronavirus cases but added that the situation in the health system remained stable.

“Given the ratio of incoming and discharged patients and the number of persons on ventilators, which shows the burden on the health system, I can say that the situation is still stable,” he said at a cabinet meeting.

He added that last week 108 health staff were positive for the virus and that 631 were self-isolating.

Speaking to the press before the meeting, he said 320 people were currently hospitalised for COVID-19, with 22 discharged and 42 checked-in today. He added that 27 of those hospitalised were on ventilators, five more than on Wednesday.

(Photo: Vili Beroš (HINA/ Daniel KASAP)

The minister underlined the importance of wearing masks in schools and asked parents to see that their children wore them properly and kept them clean.

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