The number of new coronavirus infections in Mazovia dropped below five thousand for the first time in several days. However, the situation is not improving in hospitals, where the number of COVID-19 patients requiring treatment with a ventilator continues to increase. According to the data published on the website of the voivodeship office, there were even more such people than devices intended for covid wards.
In the morning, a summary of the situation in hospitals was available on the website of the Mazowieckie Voivodship Office. It showed that 494 ventilators were prepared for patients with COVID-19, while for those who were occupied – 496. Why did the report include more occupied devices than available?
– There are more respirators in Mazovia. The Mazowieckie voivode successively issues decisions with which subsequent respirators are taken to increase the pool of covid respirators, and hospitals do not always report their preparation. The situation is currently so difficult that it happens that doctors put patients on vacant ventilator beds, which have not yet been reported as covered by the decision, explained Ewa Filipowicz, spokeswoman for the Masovian voivode.
And she pointed out that these figures were for Saturday. Later she added that “the situation in which it was necessary to help with the use of a ventilator place covered by the decision of the voivode and not yet included in the report – we had reflected in the Saturday statistics”.
She also added that the information from MUW showed that in several Masovian hospitals, patients whose condition worsened were connected to free ventilators, which were in the facilities, but were not covered by the decision of the voivode. – On Monday, the number of ventilators for COVID-19 patients will be increased by the decisions of the Mazowieckie Voivode. The current situation shows that we have an increase in patients whose condition has worsened – Filipowicz noted.
According to the MUW report, 4,376 beds were also occupied for COVID-19 patients out of 5,112 available.
Data in the report changed before 2pm on Sunday. The provincial office informed then that 515 respirators were available and 502 were seized.
On the other hand, there were 5152 beds available for COVID-19 patients and 4,474 occupied beds.
According to the voivodeship office, there are altogether 1,300 places for respirator in standard hospitals and 345 transport hospitals in Mazovia. Additionally, 98 ventilators have been prepared in temporary hospitals so far. Further devices are to be provided when further modules are opened.
Over four thousand new infections in Mazovia
In Sunday’s report, the Ministry of Health informed about over 29,000 new, confirmed cases of coronavirus infection. Information was also provided about the death of 131 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2.
Mazovia is the province with the highest number of new infections for the next day in a row. 4,652 people received positive test results. On the last day, 14,013 SARS-CoV-2 tests were performed. For the first time in three days, the daily balance of infections fell below five thousand.
The government website reporting daily pandemic statistics said that 21 people with COVID-19 died in Mazovia. Fifteen people also suffered from comorbidities, and six were expected to die solely from complications related to COVID-19.
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Since the beginning of March, 91,653 coronavirus infections have been detected in Mazovia. The smallest number was on March 1 – 1051, the most on March 26 – 5264, which was also the largest number of infections in the voivodship since the beginning of the pandemic.
The number of infections in the capital has dropped below two thousand
Sunday’s report on the capital city shows slightly lower data than in the last few days. 1,875 people were positively diagnosed for SARS-CoV-2. 5,544 tests were performed. Four people with COVID-19 have died. They all also had comorbidities.
According to the latest data collected from reports of the sanitary inspection, 27,239 people are currently in quarantine in Warsaw.
A total of 39,227 Warsaw residents have received positive results of coronavirus tests since the beginning of March.