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Coronavirus in Poland. New cases of infection and death – September 16

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The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday about 600 new, confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the death of another 10 people. In total, in Poland, coronavirus infection was confirmed in 75,734 people, of whom 2,237 died.

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Most of the 600 cases reported by the ministry on Wednesday were recorded in the Małopolskie Voivodeship. There were 111 of them.

The remaining cases concern the following voivodeships: Mazowieckie (70), Śląskie (62), Pomorskie (53), Dolnośląskie (47), Lubelskie (42), Kujawsko-Pomorskie (35), Podkarpackie (34), Łódzkie (31), Podlaskie (27) ), Zachodniopomorskie (24), Wielkopolskie (20), Opolskie (19), Warmian-Masurian (13), Świętokrzyskie (8) and Lubuskie (4).

The 600 new cases of infection are slightly less than on Tuesday when 605 infections were reported and more than on Monday when 377 infections were reported.

The ministry also released information about the death 10 infected people aged 54 to 94 years. According to the department, most of these people had comorbidities.

In total, in Poland, coronavirus infection was confirmed in 75,734 people, of whom 2,237 died.

The highest daily number of new infections was confirmed on August 21, when it was 903 (29.6 thousand tests were performed). The second highest result since the start of the pandemic was recorded a day later – August 22 – 900 cases (25.7 thousand tests). Data as of August 27 – 887 new infections – this is the third highest daily balance of infections in our country (over 28.2 thousand tests were performed).

Over 3,500 cases in a week

During the week, from Thursday, September 10 to Wednesday, September 16, the health ministry informed a total of 3787 cases of infection. They were:

– on Wednesday, today – 600
– on Tuesday – 605, – on Monday – 377, – on Sunday – 502, – on Saturday – 603, – on Friday – 594, – Thursday – 506,

How many people recovered? How much is quarantined?

Earlier on Wednesday, the health ministry also published its daily “coronavirus report”. It shows that:

2007 “COVID-19 beds” in hospitals are occupied (+11 on the previous day), – 86 respirators are used (-6), – 94 273 persons are in quarantine (-968), – 8 062 people are under epidemiological supervision (+ 1 128), – 62 110 people recovered (+562).

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Fall strategy

Adam the Minister of Health On September 7, Niedzielski met with the College of Family Physicians in Poland to discuss the COVID-19 strategy. He presented its assumptions a few days earlier. The basic principles presented at that time concerned the creation of three tiers of hospitalitythat will be responsible for treating COVID-19 patients, expanding the network of drive thru test points, and integrating primary care physicians into the patient testing system.

The government’s ideas raised a lot of controversy and questions, posed by, among others, GPs. After consultations, Minister Niedzielski decided that the family doctor would be able to order a SARS-CoV-2 test also as part of teleportation, and not only during a patient’s visit to a medical facility.

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Main photo source: Władysław Czulak / Agencja Gazeta





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