Coronavirus infections are increasing. On Wednesday, the daily number of new infections exceeded two thousand. The deputy health minister warned that “the fourth wave is definitely accelerating”. How is the current situation compared to the same period last year, when the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic began? View graphs for the number of infections, hospitalizations, and occupied ventilators.
The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday Fr. 2085 new cases of coronavirus infection. Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska said in radio Jedynka that “this is the last moment when we should get vaccinated, because we see that the fourth wave is definitely accelerating”.
Daily number of new infections in Poland – autumn 2020 and 2021
Based on the data of the Ministry of Health, we analyzed the epidemic situation in September and early October 2020 and in the corresponding period in 2021.
September 1, 2021 was confirmed 366 cases of coronavirus infection, and in 2020 there were them on the same day 550. September 7 of the current year was recorded 406 infection, and in the past year this day was recorded 302 cases. On September 14, the number was announced 537 new SARS-CoV-2 infections. Last year, also on September 14, there were them 377. September 21 stated 711 infection, and in 2020 on the same day 748. On September 27 it was reported about 421 cases, while last year 1350.
On October 6 this year, the ministry confirmed 2085 new infections. The year before that, on the same day, there had been them 2236.
Number of people hospitalized in Poland – autumn 2020 and 2021
In September last year, in the comparable days, as can be seen in the chart, there were definitely more people hospitalized due to COVID-19. On September 1 this year, he was in hospitals 475 people. Last year on the same day – 2138. On September 14 this year, it was reported about 782 hospitalized people, while a year earlier – Fr. 1972. On September 21, 2020, it was in hospitals 1979 people this year – 1142. On September 27 last year it was reported that they were hospitalized 2223 people, in the current year – by analogy – it is 1384 COVID-19 patients.
On October 6, there were hospitals 2013 people. Last year, he stayed there on the same day 3719 patients.
Detailed daily data from autumn 2020 and 2021 on infections and hospitalizations are presented in the chart below:
Number of occupied respirators – Fall 2020 and 2021
The situation is different in the case of the number of people connected to the ventilator. Since mid-September, the number of such patients has been increasing and it is higher than in the corresponding period a year ago. For example – on September 17 this year, the number of people under respirators was 101, while last year on the same day – 84. On September 23, the number of occupied respirators was 133, while a year ago – 89. On September 29 they were connected to a respirator 174 people, and last year on September 29 was theirs 141.
On October 6, the ministry announced that it was under a respirator 190 people. A year ago it was theirs 263.
The exact data for autumn 2020 and 2021 are presented in the chart below:
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