The omicron variant of the virus was detected in Croatia, the country’s public health institution told yesterday. Based on the HZJZ’s decision, regardless of whether one is vaccinated or not, they have to go to a 14-day-long quarantine provided they got in touch with people having the South-African variant.
According to portfolio.hu, those concerned have to do a PCR test on both the first and last day of their quarantine. The Croatian public health authority announced on Monday the detection of the new variant in two citizens. They took part in an international conference a couple of days before. Later that day, they published a new statement clearing that
they found the third omicron-infected patient.
In Croatia, there are 2,436 patients treated in hospitals, 319 of them receive respiratory assistance.
Reuters reported that “British drugmaker GSK (GSK.L) said on Tuesday its antibody-based COVID-19 therapy with U.S. partner Vir Biotechnology (VIR.O) is effective against all mutations of the new Omicron coronavirus variant.”
In Hungary, altogether 213 patients died of a Covid-related illness during the past 24 hours, while 6,849 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday. So far 6,166,840 people have received a first jab, while 5,874,429 have been fully vaccinated. Altogether
2,824,464 Hungarians have received a booster jab.
The number of active infections stands at 184,295, while hospitals are treating 7,206 Covid-19 patients, 607 of whom need respiratory assistance. Since the first outbreak, 1,168,728 infections have been registered, while the number of fatalities has risen to 36,048. Fully 948,385 people have made a recovery. There are 47,718 people in official quarantine, while the number of tests taken stands at 8,701,776.
Source: MTI, Reuters, portfolio.hu