The recently discovered variant, which is already in the vicinity of Hungary, continues to spread in the world.
A new version of the coronavirus, Omicron, first identified in South Africa, has been released in Croatia, Kronoslav Kabak, Director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ), said Monday.
The new strain of the virus was identified in two Croatian citizens, both of whom attended a business meeting with foreign nationals.
Kabak explained that the infected people do not suffer from severe symptoms and that those in contact are already under epidemiological surveillance.
In Croatia, just over four million, 728 new coronavirus infections have been identified in the past 24 hours, and 51 have died of COVID-19 caused by the virus. The hospital accommodates 2,444 patients, 326 of whom are on ventilators. To date, 2,207,786 people have been vaccinated in the country, and 1,981,397 of them have already received the second dose.
In neighboring Slovenia, 775 new cases of coronavirus were recorded on Monday, and 16 patients died as a result of the infection. The hospital accommodates 1,050 patients, 268 of whom are in the intensive care unit. In the country of more than 2 million people, 1,234,641 have been vaccinated so far, and 1,157,918 of them have already received the second dose.
Italy sent twenty military doctors and nurses to Slovenia on Sunday to help deal with the pandemic. Two weeks ago, Slovenian Defense Minister Mate Tonin agreed in Rome with Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini. Health workers serving in the Italian armed forces joined members of the Slovenian army’s health team on Monday, who have already begun helping hospitals.
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