Over 3,000 coronavirus infections, including 18 deaths. COVID-19 also attacks children

Over 3,000 coronavirus infections, including 18 deaths.  COVID-19 also attacks children

3,137 new coronavirus infections within 24 hours and 18 deaths, including 10 solely due to COVID-19. Experts warn that children are also at risk of falling ill.

Yesterday, there were 3,414 SARS-CoV-2 infections. Today’s daily report shows 3,137 new cases of coronavirus, which is slightly less. However, this is another day when deaths due to COVID-19 were recorded – 7 yesterday and 10 today. The number of tests performed for SARS-CoV-2 is 3,229.

Which voivodeships have the most new infections?

The number of coronavirus infections is growing dynamically in an increasing number of voivodeships. Most new cases still concern the Masovian Voivodeship, but the Covid map also shows a high percentage of cases, including: in the Silesian and Greater Poland voivodeships.

Number of infections in individual voivodeships:

  • Masovian Voivodeship – 528,

  • Silesia – 317,

  • Greater Poland Voivodeship – 316,

  • Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship – 279,

  • Lublin Voivodeship – 254,

  • Lesser Poland Voivodeship – 224,

  • Lower Silesia – 191,

  • Łódź Voivodeship – 165,

  • West Pomeranian Voivodeship – 160,

  • Podkarpackie – 145,

  • Podlasie – 116,

  • Pomeranian Voivodeship – 105,

  • Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship – 87,

  • Opole Voivodeship – 84,

  • Lubuskie – 79,

  • Świętokrzyskie – 70.

Is COVID-19 dangerous for children?

The infectious season is in full swing and there are many coughing and sneezing children around us. Among them, airborne infections are spreading, including influenza and COVID-19. The viral mixture sometimes causes children to switch from one infection to another, and consequently infects adults as well.

COVID-19 in children manifests itself similarly to adults, i.e high fever, muscle pain, headaches, dry cough and sore throat, and weakness. Toddlers may or may not temporarily lose their taste and smell.

Epidemiologist Joanna Jursa-Kulesza, MD, PhD, in an interview with “Wprost”, appealed to parents to vaccinate their children not only against COVID-19 (it is possible for people over 12 years of age) but also against influenza in the autumn and winter period. , which – according to her predictions – will dominate in the youngest group in January and February. Its complications can be very serious, including pancreatitis and, consequently, insulin-dependent diabetes. This flu vaccine can be given to children from 6 months of age.

Who should get vaccinated against Kraken?

From December 6, you can receive a free vaccine against the new coronavirus variant – XBB 1.5, i.e. Kraken. On the first day, 3,067 people were vaccinated, and another 70,000 Poles signed up for vaccination. As we mentioned, children can also be vaccinated with the Nuvaxovid vaccine, but those over 12 years of age (with the consent of their parents). Those who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 can receive two doses of the vaccine 3 weeks apart. According to experts, seniors, people with chronic diseases (including cancer) and those taking immunosuppressive drugs should not delay vaccination.

You can sign up for vaccination via the IKP Online Patient Account (e-referrals will be issued automatically), at a primary health care facility, as well as at a pharmacy that has a signed contract with the National Health Fund. Yesterday, the Ministry of Health announced on the X platform (formerly Twitter) that 177 pharmacies throughout Poland have concluded such an agreement, and another 95 will join soon. The information also shows that there are almost 30,000 vaccination appointments available.

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