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Coronavirus in Poland today. New cases of infection and death – November 18

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The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday 24,882 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. The ministry also said that 370 people with COVID-19 had died. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,279,787 infections have been confirmed in Poland, and a total of 79,994 people have died due to the coronavirus.

He informed about new epidemic data on Thursday morning Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska. The announcement from the Ministry of Health at 10.30 am shows that the largest number of new infections was confirmed in Mazowieckie voivodship – 5109.

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The remaining cases concern the following voivodships: Śląskie (2529), Wielkopolskie (1919), Lubelskie (1895), Małopolskie (1534), Dolnośląskie (1505), Łódzkie (1384), Kujawsko-Pomorskie (1360), Pomeranian (1357), West Pomeranian (1299) ), Podkarpacie (1176), Warmian-Masurian (910), Podlasie (888), Opole (707), Lubuskie (628) and Świętokrzyskie (487).

195 infections are data without indicating the address, which are to be completed by the Department of Health and Safety.

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The ministry said that 370 people died with COVID-19, 270 of whom had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,279,787 infections have been confirmed in Poland, and a total of 79,994 people have died due to the coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health announced that over 99.5 thousand tests for the presence of coronavirus were performed in the last 24 hours.

Data from hospitals

Thursday’s epidemic report shows that:

21 692 the beds are intended for patients with COVID-19 (+904 ​​compared to the previous day), – of this 15 713 beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients (+397), – 1991 ventilators are intended for patients with COVID-19 (+78), – of which 1345 respirators are currently in use (+19) – 503 419 people are in quarantine (+67 134), – 2 843 270 people recovered (+11 367).

The number of patients in hospitals is at its highest since May 10. The number of patients treated with ventilators is at its highest since May 19.

Deputy Minister of Health on one of the hospitals in Lublin: in intensive care units, the average age of a patient is 30 years

Waldemar Kraska stressed on Thursday that “all the data we receive indicates that the fourth wave is a pandemic of unvaccinated people”. He gave the example of one of the hospitals in Lublin. – In intensive care units, the average age of a patient is 30 years. These are very young people, healthy, physically active, unfortunately they are not vaccinated – he said.

As he added, “it’s not like it was at the beginning of the pandemic, that only the elderly, the sick, get sick.” – At the moment, everyone really gets sick, especially people who are unvaccinated – said the deputy minister of health.

Deputy health minister on new infections: the fourth wave is a pandemic of unvaccinated peopleProgram III of the Polish Radio

Main photo source: PAP / Rafał Guz



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