More and more Poles are dying from COVID-19. Before Christmas, over 4 thousand infections

More and more Poles are dying from COVID-19.  Before Christmas, over 4 thousand  infections

4,160 COVID-19 cases and 35 deaths – the daily government report a few days before Christmas leaves no doubts. The coronavirus is on the loose and infecting more and more Poles.

On the weekend, as usual, we hardly tested each other. Monday’s report showed only 168 new coronavirus infections. Today, there are as many as 4,160 of them throughout Poland, with 2,886 infections. Reinfection occurred in 1,274 people.

How many people die from COVID-19?

The daily report says 35 deaths. 16 people died solely due to COVID-19, and another 19 also due to comorbidities. How many deaths is the coronavirus actually responsible for? This is not known exactly. According to experts, including Dr. Piotr Grzesiowski, government statistics are still underestimated and do not show the actual scale of the disease. Moreover, still too few people are tested through the official route. 8,676 tests were performed within 24 hours. Poles also buy them in pharmacies on their own. In just one week, from December 11 to December 17, they bought over 400,000 of them – shows the weekly testometer on the X platform. That’s 70,000 more than a week ago.

Where are the most cases?

Most people are still infected in two voivodeships: Masovian and Silesian. Most COVID-19 tests are also performed in these regions.

Number of coronavirus infections in individual voivodeships:

  • Masovian Voivodeship – 648,

  • Silesia – 516,

  • Lublin Voivodeship – 353,

  • Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship – 335,

  • Greater Poland Voivodeship – 322,

  • Lesser Poland Voivodeship – 248,

  • Lower Silesia – 241,

  • Podkarpackie – 231,

  • Łódź Voivodeship – 207,

  • West Pomeranian Voivodeship – 192,

  • Pomeranian Voivodeship – 189,

  • Lubuskie – 160,

  • Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship – 148,

  • Podlasie – 129,

  • Świętokrzyskie – 128,

  • Opole Voivodeship – 84.

What were the experts debating?

A few days ago, we asked the Ministry of Health whether it planned to introduce restrictions due to the increasing number of cases. We have received information that the situation is being monitored, but for now there is no need to introduce restrictions.

Yesterday, a staff meeting was held at the Ministry, during which the current epidemic situation related to COVID-19 was discussed. It was attended by Minister Izabela Leszczyna, representatives of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate, the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, and the Chief Pharmaceutical Inspector. There were also national consultants and department directors. What was talked about?

“The issues of availability of vaccines, medicines and the international situation were discussed” – informs the Ministry on the X platform.

How to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination?

From December 6, 2023, the Nuvaxovid vaccine (by Novavax) modified for the XBB.1.5 coronavirus subvariant is available. Anyone over 12 years of age can get vaccinated. The interest in vaccines is so great that there are problems with its availability. 183,000 people were sent to vaccination points. COVID-19 vaccines, another batch was ordered – 200,000.

You can sign up for vaccination in the following way:

  • via the MojeIKP application: log in, enter the e-health category, click on the referral and select “Arrange vaccination” (at the very bottom of the e-referral);

  • by contacting the selected vaccination point: primary care clinic or pharmacy. Find a vaccination center;

  • log in to IKP, then enter the “Referrals” category, find the current referral and click “Set an appointment”;

  • via e-registration available on the home page of log in via a trusted profile, via the mObywatel application, e-ID or bank account;

  • via hotline 989.

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