Situation in hospitals:
2234/1590 – total number of COVID-19 beds / number of occupied beds
184/153 – total number of ventilators for COVID-19 patients / number of ventilators used
The situation in intensive care units in Germany is worsening – writes the RND portal on Tuesday. Many counties do not have a single bed free of charge, according to the German Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI). Intensive care units all over Germany are full and many hospitals no longer even have single beds available. There is a shortage of places in these wards in 50 of the approximately 400 counties across the country.
The worst situation is in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, and emergency services often have to travel long distances to find single beds for patients in neighboring counties, describes RND. There is also a lack of places in intensive care units in several counties in Lower Saxony (eg Celle or Gifhorn), Brandenburg (Frankfurt on the Oder), Saxony-Anhalt, Rhineland and Thuringia (Jena). Concern over the situation in hospitals and clinics was expressed by the head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) Lothar Wieler. “We have never been as worried as we are today,” he emphasized. “The number of critically ill patients with Covid-19 is growing, and stroke survivors and people with other serious diseases have to find an intensive care bed for up to two hours in some places. (..). And that will only get worse, especially when this happens in several regions and over a long period of time. Standard patient relocation options, which can sometimes be used as a buffer, are usually only possible to a very limited extent due to many difficult cases, ”Wieler explained. According to DIVI, the problem arises when the percentage of available vacant beds in the ICU drops below 15 or even 10%. Meanwhile, over 95 percent of the Bavarian capital, Munich, was occupied on Monday. places in intensive care units.
In Austria, the number of deaths related to Covid-19 has increased, with 72 more in the last 24 hours. 9,513 new infections have been recorded. The number of patients in hospitals and intensive care units remains dramatically high, informs the Nachrichten portal on Tuesday.
On the second day of the fourth lockdown, Austria has almost 150,000 jobs. active cases of Covid-19. 149,452 people were quarantined or treated on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health. Over the past week, 307 patients have died from Covid-19. There was a slight decrease in the number of new infections on Tuesday.
On Monday, 75,514 vaccinations were performed nationwide. Overall, 6,243,100 people have received at least one dose so far, and 5,902,879 (66.1% of Austrians) have already taken two doses. 58,786 people (14.3%) received the third dose. On Tuesday, the ministry of education and the ministry of health announced new, jointly agreed rules for quarantine for schools. Despite the introduction of a nationwide lockdown, schools are to continue to work stationary. Classes will be referred to distance learning if a second infection occurs within at least five days of diagnosis of the first infection. “In this way, schools or school authorities in the federal states would de facto take over some of the tasks of the sanitary authorities in this area,” notes Vienna Online.
The new arrangements result from demands from teachers’ unions and school principals, especially in Salzburg and Upper Austria, where the infection rate is highest. The principals demanded that they be able to make their own decisions so that infected children would not go to school while waiting for a decision from the sanitary authorities. According to the new regulations, if an infection is detected in the classroom, only the sick child has to stay at home. Classes will continue for the remaining students who will be tested daily for five days. Only after the second case of infection is confirmed, the whole class will switch to distance learning for five days. Before the children return to school, tests will be performed (PCR if possible).
By spring, there may be 700,000 jobs in 53 European and Central Asian countries. deaths from Covid-19, and worldwide the death toll from the pandemic may rise by 2.2 million, warns WHO Europe, quoted on Tuesday by the Associated Press.
“The current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe and Central Asia is very serious. We have a difficult winter ahead, but we should not be without hope as all of us – governments, healthcare, individuals – can take decisive action to stabilize the situation crisis, ”said Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO director for the Europe region.
The European Office of the World Health Organization in Copenhagen said that “booster doses of SARS-Cov-2 virus vaccines should be prioritized for the most vulnerable groups – people with weakened immune systems, the population over 60, and healthcare professionals.” health”. In previous statements, the WHO headquarters in Geneva emphasized the need for a fair distribution of vaccine preparations, pointing to difficulties with access to vaccines in poorer countries.
Facing 4.2 thous. With daily deaths recorded last week in the Europe and Central Asia region, WHO Europe called on the international community to “vaccinate, exercise proper hygiene and respect social distancing principles”. “We can expect high or extreme high hospital bed occupancy in 25 countries and high or extremely high patient space requirements in the intensive care units (ICU) in 49 of 53 countries from now until March 1, 2022.” – warns the European branch of WHO.
number of infected: 53
number of infected per 10 thousand inhabitants: 4.02
number of deaths: 4 (comorbidities with COVID-19: 0, only due to COVID: 4)
the number of people quarantined 1366
number of tests performed: 217, including those with positive result: 60.
Lesser Poland Voivodeship:
number of new infections: 1,586
number of deaths: 47 (comorbidities with COVID-19: 24, only due to COVID: 23)
number of people in quarantine: 33,880
Number of tests performed: 6556, including positive tests: 1737.
Daily statistics in Poland:
infected persons: 19,936
people who recovered: 15,079
fatalities: 398 (due to COVID-19: 111 only co-morbidities with COVID-19: 287)
people in quarantine: 490 136
tests performed: 91,012, including with positive result: 21,788.
Announcement by the Ministry of Health:
We have 19,936 new and confirmed cases of infection
Masovian Voivodeship (3756),
Greater Poland (1694),
Lesser Poland (1586),
Lower Silesia (1314),
Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (1165),
Łódź Province (1151),
West Pomeranian Voivodeship (1007),
Podkarpackie Province (876),
Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (817),
Podlasie Province (622),
Opole Voivodeship (451),
Lubuskie Voivodeship (380).
190 infections are data without specifying an address, which will be supplemented by the sanitary inspection.
According to the “black scenario”, if there is no clear drop in infections by mid-December, more severe restrictions are possible – said the Minister of Health, Adam Niedzielski.
When asked on Radio Zet about the peak of the fourth wave of the epidemic, the Minister of Health said that according to forecasts, the apogee of infections will occur this week or in a week’s time. After this time – as he said – the number of cases should decrease. Niedzielski said that the “black scenario” assumes the persistence of a high number of infections. “We are assuming such a turning point around the middle of December, if we do not have a significant drop in infections by then, it will certainly force us to take actions that will be more painful” – said the head of the Ministry of Health. He added that such a situation would pose a threat to the efficiency of the health care system. The minister also noted that this option was unlikely, but had to be taken into account.
The Ministry of Health announced 12,334 new coronavirus infections and the deaths of 8 people with COVID-19 on Monday. In total, since March 4 last year, when the first SARS-CoV-2 infection was detected in Poland, 3,357,763 cases were confirmed. 80,830 people have died from COVID-19
We have decided to shorten the period of administration of the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by one month, i.e. to 5 months in the case of people over 50, said Minister of Health Adam Niedzielski on Monday. He added that the changes will be introduced later this week.
In an interview on Radio Zet, the head of the Ministry of Health was asked to allow the administration of the third dose of the vaccine earlier than six months after the primary vaccination.
Niedzielski recalled that Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called a meeting of the Medical Council on Sunday evening, where the subject was discussed.
“We looked primarily through the prism of hospitalization. What types of people, when it comes to the distance from the last vaccination, appear in hospitals. The experience of clinicians is that if they are vaccinated, they had the second dose relatively long ago, 6 months That is why we decided to shorten the distance from the second dose in the case of people over 50 by one month, that is to 5 months “- said the minister.
He stressed that the decision will be implemented later this week. Niedzielski explained that the change is also aimed at avoiding the accumulation of vaccinations in the pre-Christmas period.
“It is just that this period of June was the time when a lot of second doses were administered” – noted the minister.
According to government data, over 20.2 million people are fully vaccinated in Poland, i.e. with two doses of preparations from Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca or with a single dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.
So far, 293,156 people have received the third dose of the vaccine, and 1,733,436 people have had a booster dose.
The number of vaccinations against COVID-19 performed in our country is 40 587 690