18.10.2020 10:10, updated: 11:58
In Slovakia, there were 1,567 new coronavirus infections out of 10,858 tests on Saturday. Another 62 patients were cured of COVID-19. In connection with the new coronavirus, there were six more deaths, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Slovakia rose to 88. The National Center for Health Information on the website covid-19.nczisk.sk informs about it.
633 patients are hospitalized in hospitals, 532 of them have confirmed COVID-19 disease. There are 21 people at JIS, 51 patients need the support of artificial lung ventilation.
Another 62 people were cured, a total of 7359 patients had already recovered.
The total number of positive people tested in Slovakia so far is 29,835, and since the beginning of the outbreak, 617,007 laboratory tests have been performed in our country. There are currently 22,388 active cases of the disease in Slovakia.
All regional public health authorities report increasing numbers of infections in families and groups
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.
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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