The Ministry of Health announced on Sunday 18,883 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. The ministry also said that 41 people suffering from COVID-19 have died. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,345,388 infections have been confirmed in Poland, and a total of 80,822 people have died after being infected with the coronavirus.
According to the Ministry of Health’s announcement, the highest number of new infections was confirmed in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship – 3,680.
The remaining cases concern the following voivodeships: Śląskie (2578), Wielkopolskie (1664), Małopolskie (1580), Dolnośląskie (1311), Pomorskie (1051), Łódzkie (961), Lubelskie (935), Zachodniopomorskie (829), Kujawsko-Pomorskie (788). ), Podkarpackie (765), Opole (603), Warmian-Masurian (597), Podlasie (539), Lubuskie (399), Świętokrzyskie (393).
210 infections are data without indicating the address, which are to be completed by the Department of Health and Safety.
The ministry said 41 people with COVID-19 died, 30 of whom had comorbidities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,345,388 infections have been confirmed in Poland, and a total of 80,822 people have died after being infected with the coronavirus.
Coronavirus in Poland – data from hospitals
Sunday’s epidemic data report shows that:
– 23 074 the beds are intended for patients with COVID-19 (+140 compared to the previous day), – of this 16 733 beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients (+253), – 2122 ventilators are designed for patients with COVID-19 (+23), – from this 1487 respirators are currently used (+64) – 515 155 people are quarantined (-54 601), – 2 887 847 people recovered (+20 805).
Government spokesman: imposing restrictions at the moment is unjustified
Government spokesman Piotr Mueller, asked on Saturday about the possible introduction of restrictions in connection with the worsening epidemic situation, said that “the state, the government must make decisions based on comprehensive information, that is, on the one hand, medical, and on the other hand, economic and social”. – The situation in relation to what was a year ago is completely different. At the moment, every citizen can get vaccinated, every citizen can definitely increase his protection against the disease, thanks to the fact that we have a universal vaccination system – he said.
– Introducing restrictions at the moment, when the hospital base is so far efficient to help all who fell ill, is unjustified, because it would also have a negative impact on the economic effects, and in the case when we are also dealing with inflation risk at a high level , this is the last thing that citizens would probably wish to implement additional crisis incentives in the economy, continued the government spokesman.
Meuller said the bed base is being expanded as announced. He added that the overwhelming majority of those who did not get vaccinated despite the fact that they could get vaccinated.
– We said that if there are some kind of restrictions, if the situation with regard to the hospital base is unsatisfactory and makes it impossible to help the sick, then restrictions will be introduced in this area, which, as it is now in force, do not apply to the vaccinated persons – pointed out the spokesman .
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