The Ministry of Health announced 23,242 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection on Friday. The ministry also said that 403 people suffering from COVID-19 have died. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,303,046 infections have been confirmed in Poland, and a total of 80,399 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 Mazowieckie voivodship – 4206.
The remaining cases concern the following voivodships: Śląskie (2501), Wielkopolskie (1941), Małopolskie (1783), Dolnośląskie (1727), Lubelskie (1508), Łódzkie (1399), Pomeranian (1337), Kujawsko-Pomorskie (1282), Zachodniopomorskie (1152). ), Podkarpacie (996), Warmian-Masurian (858), Podlasie (814), Opole (626), Świętokrzyskie (500), Lubuskie (412).
200 infections are data without indicating the address, which are to be completed by the Department of Health and Safety.
The ministry said that 403 people died with COVID-19, 285 of whom had comorbidities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,303,046 infections have been confirmed in Poland, a total of 80,399 people have died due to the coronavirus.
Coronavirus in Poland – data from hospitals
Friday’s epidemic data report shows that:
– 22 310 beds are intended for patients with COVID-19 (+618 compared to the previous day), – of this 16 093 beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients (+380), – 2053 ventilators are designed for patients with COVID-19 (+62), – of which 1381 respirators are currently in use (+36) – 562 077 people are in quarantine (+58 658), – 2 858 972 people recovered (+15 702).
Deputy Minister of Health on one of the hospitals in Lublin: in intensive care units, the average age of a patient is 30 years
Deputy health minister 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.
Health Minister Adam Niedzielski spoke on Thursday about two possible scenarios for the development of the current wave of the pandemic. The first scenario assumes that the apogee will be about 25-27 thousand new infections a day by the end of November. The second scenario – he added – a bit less optimistic, assumes that the wave will continue to rise longer and will peak in the first half of December with the level of infections exceeding 30,000 infections per day.
Main photo source: PAP / Jakub Kaczmarczyk