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Poles are dying again from Covid-19. 32 deaths in 24 hours, and Internet users write about the “circus”

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This fall, COVID-19 is raging more and more. In just 24 hours, 32 people died because of it. Some institutions decide to ban visitors and reinstate the obligation to wear masks, which not all patients like.

The infection season is in full swing. This can be seen not only in clinics and pharmacies, but also in schools and kindergartens. Many people self-medicate at home, not taking into account that coronavirus can be hidden behind an innocent cold.

How many new cases of COVID-19 infection?

The latest coronavirus report leaves no doubt: Covid-19 poses a serious threat. According to the government, there were 39 deaths in 24 hours, including 32 deaths due solely to COVID-19 and 7 deaths due to underlying health conditions. The number of infections has also increased, with the selected report citing 1,590 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection. 450 people were re-infected. Experts estimate there could be up to three times as many infections, but many patients don’t seek medical attention. Some people do the tests themselves. There are very few tests ordered (the daily report shows 3,544 tests, including 1,334 ordered by primary health care centers).

Which voivodeships have the most coronavirus cases?

The disease map is changing dynamically. If last week there were voivodeships with a very small number of infections, now the situation in Poland is complex almost everywhere.

Coronavirus cases in selected voivodeships:

  • Masovian Voivodeship – 213,

  • Lublin Voivodeship – 166,

  • Silesia – 161,

  • Lower Silesia – 125,

  • Greater Poland Voivodeship – 122,

  • Lesser Poland – 101,

  • Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship – 99,

  • Podlaskie Voivodeship – 89,

  • West Pomeranian Voivodeship – 85,

  • Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship – 77,

  • Subcarpathian Voivodeship – 70,

  • Pomeranian Voivodeship – 65,

  • Lyubushki – 55,

  • Świętokrzyskie – 55,

  • Lodz Voivodeship – 54,

  • Opole Voivodeship – 41.

Hospitals ban visitors and suspend admissions

More and more institutions are making decisions in response to the rise in viral infections, including COVID-19. An example is the Clinical Hospital No. 2 in Szczecin, which suspended scheduled admissions of patients and introduced a ban on visitors (until further notice). Not used in patients with severe and terminal conditions and in children.

Olawa’s health care team has announced that it is suspending visits to hospital wards. The cause is not only COVID-19, but also numerous cases of acute viral infections of the upper respiratory tract, including influenza. In special situations, the head of the department or the doctor on duty may agree to a 15-minute visit to the nearest person in compliance with the sanitary regime.

Hospital management in Ząbkowice Śląski and Ostrów Wielkopolski also decided to ban visitors. The institution’s management justifies its decision on the grounds of patient safety, but malicious comments appear on social networks. Examples: “The circus begins again”, “Can I buy pasta now?” (from the FB of your radio), “Once again, patients are left alone, without the support of loved ones” (from the Facebook portal Zabkowice.pl).

Where should masks be worn?

During the pandemic, we had to cover our mouth and nose. Later, this obligation extended only to pharmacies, clinics and hospitals. From July 1, 2023, the obligation to regularly use masks in medical institutions has been abolished in Poland. However, doctors are urging patients to use them, especially since the newest variants of the coronavirus are spreading very quickly.

Therefore, in some institutions the wearing of masks has become mandatory. Examples include the Silesian Center for Cardiovascular Diseases in Zabrze, the Silesian Hospital in Cieszyn and the Military Teaching Hospital with a polyclinic in Bydgoszcz.

Since the first patient with coronavirus, that is, since March 4, 2020, 6,556,762 people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Poland, and 119,792 people have died.

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Source: Wprost

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