The Ministry of Health announced 12,334 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection on Monday. The ministry also said that eight people suffering from COVID-19 have died. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,357,763 infections have been confirmed in Poland, and a total of 80,830 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 voivodship – 2,638.
A week ago, the Ministry of Health reported 9,512 confirmed infections. Today’s infection rate is 2,822 higher. That’s an increase of almost 30 percent. The average number of confirmed infections per day, calculated on the basis of data from the last seven days, has increased to 20,512 and is the highest since April 14.
The remaining cases concern the following voivodships: Śląskie (1318), Małopolskie (1058), Dolnośląskie (931), Zachodniopomorskie (912), Wielkopolskie (841), Łódzkie (710), Pomorskie (676), Kujawsko-Pomorskie (575), Lubelskie (521 ), Opole (395), Podkarpackie (377), Lubuskie (359), Warmian-Masurian (327), Podlasie (302), Świętokrzyskie (241).
153 infections are data without specifying the address, which are to be completed by the Department of Health and Safety.
The ministry said that eight people with COVID-19 died, three of whom had comorbidities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,357,763 infections have been confirmed in Poland, and a total of 80,830 people have died after being infected with the coronavirus.
Coronavirus in Poland – data from hospitals
Monday’s epidemic data report shows that:
– 23 272 the beds are intended for patients with COVID-19 (+198 compared to the previous day), – of this 17 358 beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients (+625), – 2149 ventilators are intended for patients with COVID-19 (+27), – from this 1526 respirators are currently used (+39) – 381 821 people are quarantined (-133 334), – 2 901 800 people recovered (+13 953).
The number of patients in hospitals has exceeded 17,000 and is the highest since May 7. The number of patients who are treated with respirators has exceeded 1,500 for the first time since May 17.
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 compared 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 due 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 like in order to implement additional economic crisis incentives – explained the government spokesman.
Mueller 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, suffer from illness.
– 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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