Deputy health minister Waldemar Kraska informed on Monday that the number of new cases of coronavirus infection in Poland increased by 40 percent compared to last week. “That’s 319 new cases,” he said. He added that there are less than 900 people suffering from COVID-19 in hospitals.
– The data we have at the moment is the weekend data, they are always slightly lower than the weekday data. That’s 319 new cases – that’s 40 percent. more than that was a week to a week. So we can see that the upward trend continues, said the deputy health minister Waldemar Kraska in “Signals of the day” on Channel One of Polish Radio.
The announcement of the next wave
No deaths have been reported among patients with COVID-19. – These are very low levels, we think that they will surely increase a bit, because our forecasts indicate it; however, this is the holiday period when we spend mainly outdoors. (…) Despite the holidays, I still appeal to be in the back of our heads that the coronavirus stays with us – noted the deputy minister.
He added that in Western European countries, e.g. in Portugal “is already after the wave of the increase in disease, and at the moment a large increase is in Germany or in Italy. “- As always in subsequent waves, it appears (in Poland) with some delay, so it will also increase in our country. However, the laboratories that prepare the research for us do not indicate that we will experience an avalanche of new cases – said Kraska.
The deputy minister informed that less than 900 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. – Doctors who look after these patients emphasize that the disease process is much milder than it was in previous waves. The percentage of taken up of the lung parenchyma is definitely lower than it was in the case of the fifth wave, so this is an optimistic prognosis – summed up Kraska.
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