The Ministry of Health confirmed 19,366 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday. The ministry also said that 504 people suffering from COVID-19 have died. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,704,040 infections have been confirmed in Poland, 86,205 of those infected have died.
According to the Ministry of Health’s announcement, the highest number of new infections was confirmed in Mazowieckie voivodship – 2790.
The remaining cases concern the following voivodships: Śląskie (2033), Wielkopolskie (1917), Dolnośląskie (1727), Małopolskie (1444), Łódzkie (1371), Pomorskie (1306), Kujawsko-Pomorskie (1293), West Pomeranian (1036), Warmińsko-Mazurskie (901), Lublin (802), Podkarpackie (789), Lubuskie (552), Opolskie (484), Świętokrzyskie (446), Podlasie (307).
168 infections are data without indicating the address, which are to be completed by the Department of Health and Safety.
The ministry said that 504 people died with COVID-19, of which 332 had comorbidities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,704,040 infections have been confirmed in Poland, 86,205 of those infected have died.
Coronavirus in Poland – data from hospitals
Tuesday’s epidemic data report shows that:
– 30 263 the beds are intended for patients with COVID-19 (+420 compared to the previous day), – of this 23 604 beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients (+826) – 2736 ventilators are intended for patients with COVID-19 (+30), – of which 2036 respirators are currently in use (+47) – 643 181 people are in quarantine (+26 276), – 3,184 676 people recovered (+16 922).
New epidemic restrictions
On December 1, new restrictions came into force in Poland due to concerns about the spread of the omicron variant:
– a ban on flights to seven countries (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe), – extension of the quarantine to 14 days for people who travel to Poland from countries outside the Schengen area. Possibility of release from quarantine – from the eighth day after the PCR test, – all facilities where the 75 percent fill limit so far has been reduced to 50 percent – this is about gastronomy, hotels, cinemas, theaters, community centers, concerts, swimming pools , aquaparks (vaccinated people will not be included in the limits), – changed limit for gatherings and celebrations – so far it was 150 people, now it has been changed to 100. This includes weddings, communions and discos, – changing the limit of people at events sports organized outside sports facilities. Until now, it was 500 people, now it is 250 people, – a changed limit of people, among others in shopping centers and large-format stores, gyms, fitness centers, museums – where previously there was a limit of 1 person per 10 square meters , currently there is a limit of 1 person per 15 square meters.
In Poland, the omicron variant of the coronavirus has not yet been confirmed in any of the infected people.
On Monday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that on Tuesday or Wednesday the government will present a package of strengthened restrictionswhich “will be tied to a holiday situation in response to the omicron virus mutation.” – Because the state of affairs is really not good – he assessed.
On Tuesday, the deputy head of the health ministry Waldemar Kraska donatedthat there are ongoing discussions about the shape of the final restrictions. – I think that neither the hotels nor the slopes will be closed, although some restrictions will probably be introduced – he said. He added that “certain rules will apply throughout the country.”
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