The number of infected is growing in families and groups


The increased incidence of new cases is recorded by most regional cities.

All regional public health authorities (RÚVZ) report growing numbers of new coronavirus infections in families and groups – in the workplace, in the school or preschool environment. Imported disease is minimal during this period. This is stated by the Public Health Office (ÚVZ) SR on the social network.

On Saturday (October 17), the RÚVZ recorded 1567 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 10,858 laboratory examinations in its territorial scope. RÚVZ Bardejov, Bratislava, Čadca, Dolný Kubín, Košice, Liptovský Mikuláš, Prešov, Prievidza and Žilina reported a more frequent occurrence. The increased incidence of new cases is recorded by most regional cities.

“As a rule, these are actively traced contacts of infected persons, but in larger cities (Bratislava, Košice) there are also sporadic cases, the epidemiological context of which is still intensively investigated by experts,” noted the ÚVZ SR.

Epidemiologists often find whole groups of infected people who are in closer contact with the infected person on the basis of one positive test person.

“The examination will subsequently show that the entire household or circle of co-workers is infected. Such a situation occurs in many districts of Slovakia, “states on the website of ÚVZ SR.

Epidemiologists are therefore once again calling for caution and consistent hygiene, even in an environment that we commonly perceive as closed and safe.

“Let’s honestly follow respiratory hygiene, frequent washing and disinfection of hands, as well as disinfection of areas that you often touch. Let’s not forget to ventilate often, “remarked ÚVZ SR.


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