Not only in Slovenia, on the last day new records were set in Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, nothing is better in Croatia.
At the height of the first wave of the pandemic at the end of March this year, around 6,300 new infections were recorded in Germany daily, but at that time significantly fewer tests were performed than now, so more cases remained undetected, reminds the German news agency dpa. According to official data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a total of at least 356,387 cases of infection have been confirmed in the country so far, and 9,767 patients with covid-19 have died, 33 of them in the past day.
They are frantically looking for helpers
In the face of the escalating situation, the German federal government is now intensively looking for staff to help local authorities find contacts with the infected and limit hotspots. In words Helgeja Brauna, Chancellor’s Chief of Staff Angele Merkel, the needs are huge, so they are looking “five – digit number of assistants”. They are counting mainly on students, but they are also considering the possible mobilization of additional soldiers.
Merkel, meanwhile, again called on her fellow citizens today to help stem the pandemic. “Now we need to do everything we can to ensure that the virus does not spread uncontrollably. Every day counts,” warned in her regular weekly podcast published today. “Please refrain from all travel that is not really necessary, all celebrations that are not really necessary. Please stay at home wherever you are, whenever possible.” The relatively relaxed summer is over, now the hard months are coming, the next days and weeks will be decisive for what kind of winter and Christmas we will have. “We all decide this with our actions,” was clear.
List of risk areas
However, in view of the escalation of the pandemic in most parts of Europe, the authorities in Berlin have today expanded the list of risky areas for which travel is not recommended or for which a mandatory 14-day quarantine is valid upon return to Germany. of the new coronavirus.
The so-called red list now includes the entire territories of the Netherlands, mainland France, Malta and Slovakia, the Italian provinces of Campania and Liguria, as well as several Polish regions, including the cities of Gdansk and Krakow. In addition, the expanded list includes new cantons in Switzerland, parts of Sweden and Finland, and additional regions in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Croatia, Portugal, Hungary and Slovenia.
From now on, the list also includes the regions of Jugovzhodna Slovenija, Pomurska and Podravska, but previously the regions of Primorsko-Notranjska (since 23 September), Koroška (since 30 September), Gorenjska, Osrednjeslovenska, Savinjska and Zasavska were on the list. four from 7 October).
Records in the Czech Republic and Poland
In both the Czech Republic and Poland, the highest number of new coronavirus infections on a daily basis was confirmed on the last day.
In the Czech Republic, which has a population of around 10.7 million, a record number was recorded for the third day in a row – 11,105 cases were confirmed yesterday, on Thursday over 9700 cases and the day before over 9500. In recent days, testing has also been greatly strengthened. The government announced on Thursday that it would buy about 4,000 beds for the purpose of setting up temporary hospitals. On Friday, the health minister welcomed a call from medical staff to colleagues abroad to return and help at domestic hospitals. As of Wednesday, all catering establishments in the Czech Republic have been closed, alcohol consumption is banned in public, and schools have switched to distance learning. A maximum of six people can meet both outside and inside, and sporting and cultural events are prohibited.
Also in Poland, with 9622 cases, the most infected in one day so far have been confirmed. Earlier, the record was reported on Thursday, when nearly 8,100 cases were listed. Another 84 people with covid-19 died in the last day, according to the Ministry of Health. Today, new restrictions are also coming into force in the country due to the deteriorating situation. It is mandatory to wear masks everywhere in public, swimming pools and fitness centers have been closed, and there will no longer be spectators at sports venues. In the red areas, gathering is limited to ten people, universities and high schools are moving to distance learning, while elsewhere in the country they will combine work in classrooms and at home.
The aggravation of the situation is already reflected in the situation in hospitals. Polish media reports of people with covid-19 being driven around to find a free bed for them. There is a shortage of medical staff, and the standards of medical care for the sick are expected to fall.
The deteriorating situation in hospitals is also reported from Slovakia, where the number of infected people is also increasing. After Friday’s record 2,075 cases, they were confirmed on the last day of 1968. There is a particular shortage of doctors and other health professionals.
In Croatia again more than a thousand infections, in BiH a record fell
In Croatia, 1,096 infections have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, slightly less than the record 1,131 the day before, and ten people with covid-19 have died, the National Civil Protection Headquarters said today. A record number of infections has so far been confirmed in Zagreb last day, as 387 were listed. Considering that 1,385 tests were performed there, this means that more than a quarter were positive. According to regional television N1, the virus in the Croatian capital allegedly invaded the surgical department of the Tumor Clinic at the Sisters of Mercy Clinical Center, where surgeons and nurses as well as patients are infected.
475 confirmed infected people meanwhile have recovered in Croatia on the last day, so that the number of active cases in the country is currently 4844. Of these, 530 patients need hospital care, 28 of them are on ventilators. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 24,761 infections and 355 deaths due to coronavirus disease have been confirmed in Croatia 19. 392,052 people have been tested, of which 6,980 in the last day.
In BiH, meanwhile, a record number of infections has been confirmed for the second day in a row – 711 in the past 24 hours, of which 485 in the Federation of BiH and 226 in the Republika Srpska, and 621 the day before, reports the Serbian news agency Tanjug. In total, about 33,000 infections have been confirmed in the country so far, with just under a thousand people dying from covid-19.
A record number of daily infections were also recorded in Hungary today. In the last 24 hours, 1,791 new cases have been confirmed, the most since the start of the pandemic.