There will be over 400 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday. This is an increase of over 42 percent compared to the previous week – said Deputy Health Minister Waldemar Kraska.
Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska informed on the Polish Radio that there will be “over 400 new cases” of coronavirus infection in the Tuesday announcement of the health ministry. He added that this was an increase of more than 42 percent compared to last Tuesday. On August 31, the ministry reported 285 infections.
Coronavirus in Poland. Roller about the increase in infections
Coronavirus Delta variant “is definitely more contagious”, he recalled. – Shorter contact between an infected person and a healthy person leads to the transmission of this virus. That’s why we get infected so often now, ‘he explained.
– The upward trend has now consolidated, there are more and more cases every day. I am very concerned that as new cases increase, so does the number of people who are hospitalized. At the moment, we have 579 patients who are in hospitals due to infection, 41 more per day. It is the unvaccinated people who most often go to hospitals – said Kraska.
The deputy minister informed that “at the moment people aged 20-50 are admitted to hospitals”. – That’s almost 60 percent of all cases. They are healthy, active people with a lot of interpersonal contacts who have not been vaccinated – he explained.
Kraska on hospital preparations for the next wave of infections
Kraska also talked about preparations for the next wave of infections. – From the middle of the summer holidays, we have a plan prepared in case of an increased number of hospitalizations of patients. We have six thousand beds prepared. Each hospital has so-called buffer beds where patients suspected of coronavirus can be treated, he said.
He added that “within two or three days the number of beds may be increased by another six thousand”. – We have a large safety buffer, I hope it will not have to be used – said the deputy minister.
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