People with symptoms suggestive of or suffering from COVID-19 are hospitalized, while healthy people suspected of having SARS-CoV-2 are subject to home quarantine. If the infection is not confirmed in quarantine, the health examination has the right to terminate the quarantine. This decision is made by the health inspector on the basis of the entire epidemiological interview and his knowledge and consultations with experts.
Corona virus in Poland: the sick – what do we know about them?
51 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Poland:
1. The first patient (zero) was hospitalized in Zielona Góra, and the infection was confirmed on March 4. The guy came by bus from Germany.
2 and 3. A couple over 60 who returned from Italy. They are in a hospital in Szczecin, and they are doing well. The infection was confirmed on March 6.
4. A 26-year-old man returned from Great Britain. He was confirmed to have the virus on March 6. He is in a hospital in Wroclaw.
5. A woman “in the prime of life” traveled by bus from Germany without a patient. The coronavirus was confirmed in a woman on March 6.
6. The man who traveled by bus from Germany with Patient Zero is not a Polish citizen, but is hospitalized at Osteruda Hospital. The virus was confirmed on March 7.
7. The man is ‘in his prime’, in Ostruda Hospital, in good condition. The infection was confirmed on March 8.
8. A woman “in the prime of life” who was transferred to the hospital showed symptoms of infection with the Corona virus from the home quarantine. The infection was confirmed on March 8, and he is in hospital in Racebors.
9. A Spanish woman “in prime” flew to Poland on a plane from Germany. He is in a hospital in Warsaw, the infection was confirmed on March 8.
10. A young man flew to Poland by plane from Italy. The infection was confirmed on March 8, and he is in Warsaw.
11. An elderly man was diagnosed with coronavirus on 8 March in a serious condition. He is in the infectious disease ward of a hospital in Wroclaw. The man has not traveled abroad, he contracted the infection after contact with a close person who came from the United States and is currently hospitalized abroad.
12. The patient, aged over 60, is in a hospital in Krakow. More recently, he was in northern Italy. It is in good and stable condition. He was confirmed to have the coronavirus on March 9.
13, 14 and 15. Three people were confirmed to have contracted the virus on March 9. They are staying in hospital in Racibórz, and their condition is stable.
16. The infected person, who was confirmed to have the coronavirus on March 9, is in a hospital in Wroclaw. She is 74 years old, and her condition is serious. She was in contact with someone who came from the United States (she is currently in the hospital abroad). She has a family relationship with another patient who also resides in a hospital in Wroclaw.
17. A middle-aged woman in a hospital in Poznan has been confirmed to be infected with the Coronavirus. The patient’s condition is serious. She has symptoms of pneumonia with a very severe clinical course, she is connected to a ventilator and in a pharmacological coma. The infection was confirmed on March 9. Modification: And the Poznan authorities informed, Thursday, March 12, 2020, the death of the patient. The whole family was taken care of. All people are in quarantine.
18. A patient lies in a hospital in Warsaw. Before that it was in northern Italy. His health was assessed as stable.
19. and 20. Two people are hospitalized in Cieszyn. Their health is stable. The man came from Germany and was placed in quarantine. On the other hand, the woman had contact with him after his return to Poland.
21. The person who has been confirmed to have the coronavirus is currently in home quarantine because he has a seven-month-old baby. This is a person from the province of Lower Silesia, a family linked to other patients in a hospital in Wroclaw. She is young and the doctors assess her condition as very good.
22. The patient resides in a hospital in Beyce, in Lublin County. This person is between 50 and 60 years old. He is in serious condition, respiration is supported by a respirator – this is what Lublin voivode said about the patient’s health.
23. A young man from the governorate. Masovian. He was admitted to a hospital in Warsaw. I feel good. The patient is the son of the mayor of Naderzin. His parents went to home quarantine.
24. A woman from the province. Podkarpackie (Łańcut) at its height. Its condition is good.
25. A woman from the province. Lublin in its prime. Her condition was assessed as very serious. The patient had a son who had recently returned from Great Britain.
26. The child from Cieszyn is doing well.
27- A young woman from Lodz province. Her condition was reported on March 11.
28. Another injured person is a woman from the Greater Poland Province, who is in a hospital in Pozna. Her health is assessed as good.
29. The patient is a man from the Opolsky Oblast (Opol). His health is good.
30 and 31. They are two women from Ostruda (Varmin-Masurian province). Both ladies are doing well.
32 and 33. These are two new cases of infection in the Dolnośląskie district. Two men became sick in a Wroclaw hospital. One is young and the other is middle-aged. A spokeswoman for the District Specialist Hospital informed that their health is good. J. Gromkowski Urszula Małecka.
34.7 new cases of corona virus. The confirmed results are worrying: two people from the province. Podkarpackie (Leżajsk), one person from the county. Lublin (Lublin), one person from the county. Dolnośląskie (Wroclaw) and three people from the province. Wodge (Wodge).
35. Three new cases of coronavirus. Concern results: Two people from the province. Zachodniopomorskie (Szczecin), one person from the county. Mazowieckie (Warsaw).
Laboratories that test for the Corona virus
In Poland, coronavirus tests are carried out in 13 laboratories:
- Infectious District Hospital in Warsaw,
- District Hospital specialty them. Bieganski in ód,
- Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Olsztyn,
- Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Wroclaw,
- Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Gdansk,
- Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Rzeszow,
- Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Station of Gorzow Wielkopolsky,
- Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Katowice,
- Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Kielce,
- Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Lodz,
- Poznan regional sanitary and epidemiological station,
- Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Lublin.
As of March 11, 2020, 2,234 samples had been tested in Poland, of which 2,187 were negative and 47 were positive.
How do you act in case of suspected infection with the Corona virus?
If you have been to the area of Coronavirus in the past 14 days and you notice symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing problems, then: Immediately notify the appropriate sanitary and epidemiological station for your place of residence by phone or with severe symptoms, call emergency number 112 or report to ward Infectious diseases directly.
If you have a reasonable strong suspicion that you may be infected (infected) but have no symptoms, avoid contact with other people to prevent the spread of the virus. Any doubts about your health should be clarified over the phone or online. Do not go to a clinic (unless asked to do so on a specific date) or to a hospital without agreeing where you are going. Follow the recommendations of medical services.
Corona virus and the uninsured
The Ministry of Health informed, among other things, in a Twitter message that all people, including the uninsured, will be diagnosed with coronavirus free of charge in justified cases. In the event of infection with the COVID-19 virus, treatment of uninsured persons will be provided from public funds.
Coronavirus – How to avoid infection with SARS-CoV-2?
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is spread by airborne droplets, for example when coughing or exhaling. Virus droplets leave the host’s body and land on objects or surfaces around the patient. In order to avoid infection with the Coronavirus, it is worth remembering the following recommendations.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your bent arm or a disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing. Then throw the tissue in the trash and wash and sanitize your hands.
- Avoid contact with sick people – keep a distance of at least 1 meter.
How do you wash your hands properly?
- Wet your hands with warm water. Apply liquid soap to the crease of your hand.
- Soap both the inner surfaces of your hands.
- Spray your thumb with their soap.
- Tap the thumb of one hand with the other, then switch hands.
- Clean the back of one hand with the palm of the other hand, then switch hands.
- Lather both wrists.
- Rinse your hands well to remove the soap. Dry them carefully.
What are the symptoms of the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus?
Illness caused by COVID-19 can manifest as a high fever (above 38°C), a dry cough and general fatigue. In addition, there may be: sore throat, headache, muscle soreness, runny nose, diarrhea, breathing difficulties. Initial diagnosis of the disease is difficult because the symptoms are not specific and may suggest another serious upper respiratory illness – influenza. Therefore, an important criteria in the diagnosis is the patient’s stay in the last 14 days in countries where SARS-CoV-2 infection has occurred or contact with people who have a very high risk of infection.
The “incubation period” is the period from infection with the virus until symptoms appear. It is estimated that this type of coronavirus takes about 14 days, and is often about 5 days.
Should you wear face masks to protect against coronavirus?
The World Health Organization (WHO) and health services in Poland recommend the use of masks only in three cases:
- People with symptoms indicating infection with the Coronavirus,
- Persons with chronic diseases included in risk groups with an increased risk of infection with the Coronavirus (in their case, the course of the disease COVID-19 may be more serious),
- Patient care providers and medical service representatives who provide assistance to patients.
You can obtain all necessary information about the Coronavirus by calling 590190800 (National Health Fund hotline).
Source: GIS / PAP / Ministry of Health
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