The number of patients with covid-19 in Slovak hospitals reached 3,200 on Monday. According to earlier information from the Slovak authorities, exceeding it meant that the country would be on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe. According to President Zuzana Čaputová, the country is in such a bad situation that it needs a lockdown, ie a nationwide closure.
Zuzana Čaputová in her speech: We are recording. We are the worst in the world Video: Facebook / Zuzana Caputova
The health ministry announced on Tuesday that the hospital had 3,182 covid patients on Monday. At the beginning of the week, there were 161 more and in one month the number of hospitalized with covid-19 increased almost three times the baseline. won 83 percent of them not at all or fully vaccinated.
Slovak Even before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, healthcare was facing a shortage of staff, which, according to available information, has now deepened. The current number of covid patients in Slovak hospitals is the highest since the end of March, when the country faced a strong second-wave epidemic. At that time, Slovakia used the help of medics from abroad and several covid patients in serious condition took over Germany and Poland for further treatment.
“We are losing the fight against the covid, especially in the sense that we are the worst in the world in terms of newly infected people per million inhabitants. We need to limit mobility, we need a lockdown. We are so bad that such measures recommended by experts must be touch everyone, “Čaputová said in an emotional speech after visiting one of Bratislava’s hospitals.
According to her, the introduction of unpopular measures is absolutely inevitable, even if it is unfair to people who have complied with the restrictions and been vaccinated.
“What more needs to be seen than overcrowded hospitals? People are dying of lung ventilation and most of them will never return home,” Caputova said. “What more do we need to hear than that we are the worst in the world with our approach?” Slovak quotes it Denník N.
On Monday, they confirmed 66 deaths on covid-19 in Slovakia, with a population of five million, the most in one day since mid-April this year. More than 6700 infected people have been added. The country recorded a new record of new cases of infection through laboratory tests, 9171 infected, last week.
On Monday, Slovakia tightened epidemic restrictions, especially for unvaccinated residents who did not suffer covid-19. The Cabinet of Prime Minister Eduard Heger should discuss further measures on Wednesday, and Minister of Health Vladimír Lengvarský has repeatedly proposed announcing national closures. Already on Monday, representatives of the governing coalition were allowed to meet at the meeting, but they did not announce the details. Some politicians said the measures should not apply to everyone and that the vaccinees should have benefited.