Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska announced that today we will record over 50,000 new coronavirus infections. Earlier, the spokesman of the Chief Sanitary Inspector Szymon Cienki was asked on TVN24 about the number of new coronavirus infections in Poland. “I can confirm the words of the Chief Sanitary Inspector that today, unfortunately, we will achieve the infection record,” he said. He announced that the Ministry of Health will provide exact data.
Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska talked to Interia. – The fifth wave (of the epidemic) is gaining momentum. We have over 50,000 new infections today, he said. Kraska also reported that today we are also recording a record number of coronavirus tests – 170,000. The deputy minister added that the share of the omicron variant in the tested samples is already 40 percent. He estimated that the number was “growing very rapidly”.
Earlier, on Wednesday morning, Krzysztof Saczka, acting chief sanitary inspector, was a guest of Polsat News. When asked about the latest epidemic data, he replied that he did not want to anticipate the health ministry’s announcements. “But let me just say that today we will actually record the infection record,” he said.
Asked if these figures will be higher than the highest number of confirmed cases to date since the start of the COVID-19 epidemic – 40,876 new infections confirmed on January 22, Saczek replied in the affirmative.
Saczek, when asked about the efficiency of health care workers, assured us that “we are prepared to provide protection and support for people who will need hospitalization”.
The spokesman of the Chief Sanitary Inspector, Szymon Cienki, was asked about the information provided by Saczka. – I can confirm the words of the Chief Sanitary Inspector, Mr. Krzysztof Saczka, that today we will unfortunately achieve the infection record – he said. It warned that official data will be provided by the Ministry of Health. – The data is still subject to final verification – he said.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the health ministry confirmed 36,995 new infections and 252 deaths due to COVID-19.
When asked about the number of deaths confirmed today, Thin replied: – As for the deaths, the data are comparable. Analyzes and final data counting are ongoing.
He also reminded that the data is not counted overnight. – This data is provided with some delay due to the reporting period. Here, each unit reports separately. When it is counted and reported together, a certain period must pass from reporting – he explained.
Polsat News, TVN24, Interia
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